Wednesday , February 21 2024

El Niño Returns in Some Style


“There was something in the air that night, The stars were bright, Fernando”

Cristiano Ronaldo might have been wearing his snazzy gold boots, but he and his club mates were blown away by an El Niño sporting a pair of Supernatural Adidas Predator Instinct’s at the Bernabeu. That’s right tropical storm Fernando is back in Spain and he’s back with a vengeance.

Making his second start since his return to Atleti on loan via Chelsea AC Milan, Torres promptly shocked the known world by putting the visiting side up 1-nil (3-nil on aggregate) inside 60 seconds. While Sergio Ramos ensured both teams went into the first half level, Torres wasn’t just content with one goal, as the late Billy Mayes would have said; Billy Mayes

That’s right it took all of just 30 seconds in the second half for Torres to double his tally. The second goal was a bit of a record setter, as Torres became the first player to score against Real Madrid in the opening minute of both halves. While Cristiano Ronaldo was able to level the game at two midway through the second half, it wasn’t enough to turn the tie, and Atleti’s returning hero was the main talking point as his side held on to win the tie 4-2 on aggregate and seal a spot in the quarter finals.

Hopefully El Niño has turned the page and found his scoring boots with his boyhood club. I’m just a little sad he didn’t celebrate his goals in this style


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  1. I have always had a soft spot for Fernando Torres. I think that the scoring he was doing in his much younger days may have hurt him when he wen through a drought. I think people forget that scoring isn't the only thing that is important. Sometimes leadership and experience can make up for that if the player is still working hard. I hope he can continue this run of form and bang in many more goals. One of my guilty pleasures when it comes to my favorite players.

    • I think the problem for ole Franny is that he has never had the deftest of touches. In his time at Atleti and Liverpool he was often able to make up for that by being the fastest player on the pitch. However, a combination of injury and father time have made that occasional mis-touch much more pronounced. Hopefully the move back to Atleti sees him get back among the goals, as much I make fun of Franny for being the Spanish Heskey, he’s a trier and I respect that!

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