Fernando Torres will retire for good after taking on Andres Iniesta and David Villa in a J-League match on 23 August. His side Sagan Tosu currently sit bottom of the J-League with four wins from 16 matches.
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Torres was a footballer that made Liverpool fans feel the extremes of the emotional spectrum, emotions that no other Liverpool player will ever nestle into.
LaLiga: Lionel Messi penalty helps Barcelona get back to winning ways; Atletico Madrid edge past Rayo Vallecano
Lionel Messi scored a penalty and missed another as La Liga leaders Barcelona ground out an unconvincing 1-0 win over Real Valladolid, while Antoine Griezmann surpassed Fernando Torres with his 130th goal for Atletico Madrid.
Liverpool are working to ensure this season's Premier League title push is not a one-off as they lay the foundations for continued success after struggling in recent years to sustain a challenge.
Champions League: Anfield brings the noise as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool relegate Napoli to Europa League
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Andres Iniesta makes J-League debut for Vissel Kobe off the bench, unable to prevent loss against Shonan Bellmare
Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres made their debuts for their J-League clubs after making lucrative moves to Japan, but both Spanish veterans were unable to help their teams to victory.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Humble Spain want to prove themselves after period of decline, says coach Julen Lopetegui
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La Liga: 'Legend' Fernando Torres scores twice against Eibar on emotional final outing for Atletico Madrid
Fernando Torres scored twice on an emotional final outing for Atletico Madrid on Sunday but was denied a victorious farewell as Eibar snatched a 2-2 draw.
La Liga: Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres bid farewell as Spanish league season ends
Iniesta announced last month that he would leave the club he has been at since the age of 12, with local media reporting he will move to Japan in the close season.
It is Griezmann's first major title as an Atletico player, and a fitting way to bow out if he leaves at the season's end, with Barcelona tipped as his next destination.
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool won't allow Mohamed Salah to become the latest star player to quit Anfield in search of silverware.
Fernando Torres has confirmed this season will be his last playing for Atletico Madrid, the striker's boyhood club.
Premier League: Mohamed Salah scores four as Liverpool romp Watford; Crystal Palace secure crucial win over Huddersfield
Mohamed Salah's stunning debut season with Liverpool hit a new high as the Egypt winger's four-goal spree set a club record in a 5-0 demolition of Watford, while Crystal Palace boosted their bid for Premier League survival with a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield
Europa League: Danny Welbeck's double helps Arsenal past AC Milan; Borussia Dortmund, Lyon crash out
Danny Welbeck's controversial penalty and a Gianluigi Donnarumma howler helped Arsenal beat AC Milan in the Europa League 5-1 on aggregate, while Dortmund slumped to a shock exit at the hands of Salzburg.
Premier League: Mohamed Salah deserves to win all player-of-the-year awards, says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
The player-of-year campaign would appear to revolve around Kevin de Bruyne, Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah, whose form appears to be peaking at the right time.
Champions League: From Rivaldo-led revival to Fernando Torres breaking Catalan hearts, classic Chelsea-Barcelona clashes
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La Liga: Lionel Messi's late goal helps Barcelona claim comeback win over Alaves, Atletico Madrid beat Las Palmas
Barcelona escaped a scare on Philippe Coutinho's first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to help his side beat Alaves 2-1.
Copa Del Rey: Diego Costa scores on Atletico Madrid return; Vincenzo Montella off to winning start as Sevilla boss
Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.