Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Champions League following a 4-2 aggregate defeat to city rivals Real on Wednesday but one clash that caught the attention of the TV cameras was the one that took place between Torres and Cristiano Ronaldo.
After the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker followed through on Real keeper Navas, he had a bit of a confrontation with the Portuguese.Ronaldo: We've shown why we're Real MadridMan United fans enjoy Ronaldo's reaction to Torres altercation
It was hard to see what was said between the two stars as Torres moved his head close to Ronaldo, who smiled back at him.
However, Spanish publication Marca believe
they have interpreted the exchange after doing a little bit of lip-reading.
And have claimed Torres asked the Real star: "What's wrong? Clown," before Ronaldo then replied: "Go home, idiot," suggesting the tie was over for Atletico.
At this point
the referee got between the two players, and that's when the Portuguese smiled back at his rival.
Torres then apparently concluded the verbal exchange, which took place just before half time, with the response: "Son of a b****".
Diego Simeone's men, who went into the second leg of the semi-final tie with a three-goal deficit, gave it their best shot at the Vicente Calderon. They took the lead in just 12 minutes on the night when Saul Niguez got his head on a corner to beat Real keeper Keylor Navas.
Antoine Griezmann then doubled the home side's advantage moments later from the penalty spot, after Fernando Torres was bundled over in the box.