Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is celebrating Atletico Madrid’s progress to quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Spain international has helped the Madrid-based outfit get past Bayer Leverkusen over two legs in the last-16 stage.
Torres scored what eventually proved to be a crucial spot kick in Atletico’s penalty shootout victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the second leg on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old came on as a substitute for Mario Mandzukic in the 83rd minute at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid.
It was 1-0 to Atletico at the time, with the tie delicately balanced at 1-1 following the defending Spanish champions’ 1-0 defeat to Bayer in Leverkusen in the first leg in Germany.
Torres found the target from 12 yards to make it 3-2 in the shootout, with Stefan Kiessling then failing to convert his spot kick.
The Spaniard, who is currently on loan at Atletico from Italian giants AC Milan, now has a chance of winning the Champions League with his boyhood club.
Meanwhile, Torres’s former clubs Chelsea and Liverpool both were knocked out of the Champions League.
While the likes of Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas failed to guide Chelsea past Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16, Liverpool could even get out of their group.