Atletico Madrid want to honour Torres with award at Uefa Super Cup final

Los Rojiblancos hope to finally offer the 28-year-old their highest commendation, which has been in the pipeline for over four years, at the prestigious match in Monaco
Atletico Madrid want to reward Fernando Torres with the club's highest honour when they go head-to-head with Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup.

The two teams meet in Monaco on August 31 and Los Colchoneros are keen to finally offer the striker the accolade of the insignia de oro y brillantes, something they have wanted to do since his winning goal for Spain in the Euro 2008 final against Germany.

Atleti had been keen to hand Torres the honour when they played Liverpool in the 2008-09 Champions League group stage, but he was injured on both occasions.

The club are now trying to organise a way in which they can present the award to their former captain, but it may prove difficult due to the limited amount of time the two sides will spend in Monaco for the match.

Since their original decision to award the 28-year-old the commendation, he has won a World Cup and another European Championship with La Roja, as well as the Champions League with Chelsea.

After submitted an official petition, Los Rojiblancos are waiting to hear back from Uefa over whether they have been granted more tickets for the game at the Stade Louis II Stadium.