La Liga: Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres returns to training after serious head injury
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres returned to training on Monday after recovering from a sickening head clash, suggesting he could play in Wednesday's Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.
Madrid: Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres returned to training on Monday after recovering from a sickening head clash, suggesting he could play in Wednesday's Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.
Torres lost consciousness in a challenge with Deportivo la Coruna's Alex Bergantinos in a 1-1 draw on 2 March but was later discharged from hospital with no serious injuries.
Despite rejoining his team-mates on the training pitch, the 32-year-old has yet to receive the all-clear from doctors though, the club indicated.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone last week said he believed Torres would be fit in time for the last-16 second leg at the Vicente Calderon, where Atletico will look to defend their 4-2 lead.
The forward came off the bench to score Atletico's fourth goal in the first leg in Germany but has been sidelined for the team's last two games in La Liga.
Barca sit ninth in the table ahead of a crunch week that includes league games against Valencia on Sunday and Real Madrid next weekend, with a Champions League match at home to Dynamo Kiev in between.
Having moved to the top of the group with victories over AC Milan and Porto, the six-time European Cup winners head to Madrid to face the Spanish champions Atletico.
With Ansu, Barcelona have hope, the 18-year-old, who wears the number 10 shirt previously belonging to Lionel Messi, now the symbol of what the club are promoting as the 'Dream Teen', and optimism for an exciting future.