Copa del Rey: Diego Simeone hails Fernando Torres brilliance - FCNaija
Copa Del Rey By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 30/11/2017
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed Fernando Torres after the experienced striker scored a brace to secure a qualification to the Copa Del Rey last 16 on Wednesday’s night’s in a 3-0 win over Elche at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.Torres helped Atletico Madrid to an easy victory over Elche following the 1-1 draw with the third tier division club earlier this month.The former Chelsea and Liverpool forward was on song for the capital base club on Wednesday night and almost got his first hattrick for the Atletico Madrid since returning to the club. The Rojiblancos coach told the post-match news conference that he had shown his capability in front goal on the night."Fernando did well as goals are so important for a forward," Simeone said. "He took maybe the two most difficult chances he had, with a lot of quality."Fellow striker Vietto had at least five clear chances to score but the Argentine's confidence is rock bottom having not scored at all so far in the calendar year 2017.