The Wonderful Moment Atletico Captain Gabi Lets Torres Lift Europa League Trophy With Him
Fernando Torres finally got his hands on a trophy for his beloved Atletico in his penultimate game for the club.
The 2010 World Cup winner came through the ranks at his boyhood club and went on to captain his side at the age of 19 before leaving for Liverpool in 2007.
He returned to the Spanish capital in 2015, with his second stint with Atleti coming to an end at the end of the season as Torres embarks on a new chapter in his career.
But the Spaniard has managed to sign off with a long-awaited bit of silverware after Diego Simeone's side made easy work of Marseille in the Europa League last night, recording a 3-0 win to get their hands on the trophy for the third time.
Torres entered the fray as a late substitute, replacing two-goal hero Antoine Griezmann in Lyon.
When it was time for the official trophy presentation, Atletico skipper Gabi showed the ultimate respect to the 34-year old by calling him up to lift the trophy with him.
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Gabi and torres lifted the trophy together I'M CRYING MY EYES pic.twitter.com/adWI5vIgRI
- letisha :cherry_blossom: (@alonelystarr) May 16, 2018
Class from Gabi to let Torres lift trophy with him
- Mohammed (@Hussain11M) May 16, 2018
Class from Gabi, jointly lifting the trophy with Torres! #UELFinal #Atleti pic.twitter.com/sqAd5OJLZ4
- Mr Rav3n (@Mr_Rav3n) May 16, 2018
A superb gesture from Gabi to allow Atletico's prodigal son to be lift his first trophy with the club in style.
Torres' last game in Atletico colours looks set to come at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday when the Europa League winners host Eibar.
Simeone paid tribute to 'El Nino' after last night's victory and hopes he gets the perfect send-off at the weekend.
"For Fernando Torres, it's a dream come true. I've never given him anything for free but he represents everything we're about," the Argentine is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"He has left a great legacy for his team-mates, for the club. I hope he gets the send-off he deserves on Sunday."