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Atletico plan special farewell party for departing hero Torres

5:52 AM SGT 10/4/18
Eibar's trip to the Wanda Metropolitano on the final day of the season will be one to remember for the forward and his beloved Colchoneros

Atletico Madrid will pay tribute to Fernando Torres in their final La Liga match of the season at home to Eibar.

Torres confirmed at a news conference on Monday that he will leave Atleti when the current campaign ends, bringing down the curtain on his second spell with the club.

The 34-year-old striker is a crowd hero on account of his 126 goals for the club but has only started three games in Spain's top flight this term.

Nevertheless, his send-off should be something to remember, according to club president Enrique Cerezo.

"Fernando Torres deserves the best of farewells as a player of Atletico Madrd and that is why I am sure that the fans will join us on such a special day," he said.

"We are already working to make it an unforgettable day for the Atletico family and especially for Fernando."

Cerezo added: "He will always have the doors to Atletico Madrid open when he decides to finish his career as a football player."

Atleti are second in La Liga, four points ahead of Real Madrid in third after Sunday's 1-1 Derbi draw in LaLiga, and hold a 2-0 first-leg advantage over Sporting CP after the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.