Steven Gerrard was given a standing ovation at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea fans recognised the passing of a major figure in their period of devoting themselves to football. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

It will be a miracle if Steven Gerrard holds it together on Saturday on Merseyside. This, his last outing at Anfield for Liverpool, is probably the fi(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo vies with Atletico Madrid’s midfielders Mario Suarez and Koke during the Champions League quarter final first leg draw. Photo: Javier Soriano/Getty Images

Atlético Madrid 0 Real Madrid 0 Real Madrid’s search for La Undécima remains intact after a taut, niggly, claustrophobic goalless draw at the V(...)

Atletico Madrid’s forward Fernando Torres takes part in a training session at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photo: javier Soriano/Getty Images

The first time Fernando Torres went to the Vicente Calderón to watch Atlético Madrid was just over 20 years ago, one cold day in January 1995. His g(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at a training session ahead of the Champions League last 16 match against Paris St Germain. Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

The latest France Football has a picture of Jose Mourinho on the cover and a headline of L’Emmerdeur that, to be kind, is a way of describing the Che(...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo (right) of Real Madrid after  Atletico  Madrid scored their third goal  at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid tore apart city rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at home to open up the La Liga title race on Saturday in a triumph crowned by a spectacular ov(...)

Atletico Madrid were reduced to nine men as they were beaten 3-2 by Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon.  (Photograph: Reuters/Sergio Perez)

This game started early – and ended early, too. By half-time Barcelona were 3-2 up at the Vicente Calderón, 4-2 up on aggregate and already into the s(...)

Fernando Torres scores his and  Atletico  Madrid’s second goal past Real Madrid goalkeeper  Keylor Navas  during the Copa del Rey round of 16 second leg match  at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid 2 Atletico Madrid 2 (Atletico won 4-2 on agg) Fernando Torres struck twice to reaffirm his place in Atletico Madrid hearts and send(...)

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lione Messi were all on the scoresheet for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Camp Nou. (Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea)

The crisis may not yet be over in Catalonia but it was contained here. Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid for the first time in over a year, with a goal e(...)

Fernando Torres enjoyed his first ever Madrid derby win as Diego Simeone’s side won 2-0 in the first leg of the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey at the Vicente Calderon. (Photograph: REUTERS/Susana Vera)

He had to leave home and come back again seven and a half years later, but Fernando Torres has finally beaten Real Madrid as an Atlético player. He di(...)

Fernando Torres playing at the Vicente Calderón before his transfer to Liverpool in 2007. Torres returns to his boyhood club hoping to resurrect his career after a difficult time at Chelsea. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The Kid returns to the Calderón a man. Fernando Torres has rejoined Atlético Madrid more than 17 years after he played his first game for them, a tal(...)