Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Soccer / J. League Jun 21, 2019

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Sagan Tosu forward Fernando Torres, a former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea star who won the 2011 World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring. "I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end ...

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Soccer / J. League Jul 15, 2018

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday. Speaking at a press conference shortly after landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the new star for J. League side Sagan Tosu ...

Messi, Suarez send Barca to Copa final

Soccer Feb 8, 2017

Messi, Suarez send Barca to Copa final

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez teamed up again to send Barcelona to a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final after a combative 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday that saw three players sent off. Suarez fired in a rebound from Messi's shot to put ...

Real Madrid tops Atletico in Champions League final

Soccer May 29, 2016

Real Madrid tops Atletico in Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflict another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid. For the second time in three finals, the biggest game in club soccer ended with Ronaldo sealing ...

Zidane thanks lucky stars for spot in CL final

Soccer May 27, 2016

Zidane thanks lucky stars for spot in CL final

Zinedine Zidane couldn't have asked for much more after only five months as Real Madrid's head coach. The former France great has a chance to end the season celebrating the Champions League title, just like he did 14 years ago as a player for ...

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

Soccer May 4, 2016

Atletico ousts Bayern to reach Champions League final

A goal from Antoine Griezmann sent Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons despite a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to city rival Real Madrid in the 2014 final, progressed on the away ...

Atletico grabs advantage over Bayern in Champions League semi

Soccer Apr 28, 2016

Atletico grabs advantage over Bayern in Champions League semi

An early goal by youngster Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a gritty 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Niguez cleared three defenders before entering the area and hitting a low, well-placed shot into ...