Spanish third division side CF Fuenlabrada have invited Atlético for a friendly to inaugurate their 1,200 seat Fernando Torres Stadium, named after their hometown superstar and Atleti idol.
The match will take place on Thursday, the 1st of September.
Atleti were the natural opponent of choice for Fuenlabrada to debut their new grounds, as Torres was groomed through the Rojiblanco youth system before being promoted to the first team, where he quickly earned elite status as one of the world’s most lethal strikers before taking off for England.
El Niño visited the stadium himself back in March, according to AS, when construction was completed.
The Chelsea striker was in town to receive the Gold Medal of the City of Fuenlabrada, granted to him “in recognition of his sporting and personal values, his professional career and his dedication and loyalty to the city of which he is a native, and of which he serves as an ambassador.”
Los Colchoneros will field a starting line-up composed of non-international players, as several members of the squad have been called up by their respective national teams for the upcoming round of international fixtures.
Goalkeepers: Asenjo, Iago
Defenders: López, Filipe, Miranda, Pulido, Manquillo, Kader
Midfielders: Mario Suárez, Assunção, Gabi, Tiago, Cidoncha, Noguera
Forwards: Reyes, Juanfran, Pizzi, Adrián, Pedro and Collado.