Atletico Madrid just about squeaked the win over Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday, with Fernando Torres having what’s known in the trade as a ‘Fernando Torres’ of an evening.
Indeed, the striker opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a brilliant, impulsive overhead kick – making the best of a slightly over-hit pass to send the ball arching high over his own head, over Celta ‘keeper Sergio Alvarez and inside the far post…
However, his performance took a turn for the ‘Torres’ later in the first half when the 32-year-old missed a penalty – rattling his effort off the crossbar after Yannick Carrasco was felled in the area.
When it comes to El Nino, you definitely have to take the rough with the smooth these days.
Regardless, despite going 2-1 down with 10 minutes to go, Atletico went on to seal a dramatic 3-2 victory courtesy of two late goals from Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann.