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Two trophies in a week, Torres departs Atletico Madrid in style

Atletico Madrid rounded off their season with a 3-2 win against Nigeria B on Tuesday at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, giving Fernando Torres even more silverware.
Fernando Torres scored as Atletico Madrid won the match 3-2 in a friendly against Nigeria B, earning the striker his second trophy in seven days.
Club icon Torres won the first major honour of his Atletico career with the 3-0 Europa League final defeat of Marseille in Lyon last Wednesday, before saying farewell to the fans by scoring a double in his last competitive outing four days later – a 2-2 draw versus Eibar.
And in his final match for Atleti, Torres lifted the GOtv Max Cup at the packed Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.
The former Spain international gave the LaLiga runners-up the lead after Kelechi Nwakali’s brilliant opener was cancelled out by Angel Correa.
Usman Mohammed’s superb solo strike brought the Super Eagles level but Atleti wrapped up victory thanks to another fine goal from Borja Garces.
Having signed off with more silverware, Torres is expected to complete a switch to MLS or the Chinese Super League.

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