Atlético Madrid announced the departures of two players on Tuesday. Midfield duo Óliver Torres and Rubén Pérez will join FC Porto and Torino, respectively. Both are leaving on 1-year loan deals. The temporary exit of Óliver was expected. The Spain U21 international is too talented to let go permanently, but Diego Simeone is not counting
Atlético Madrid play their final match of the UEFA Champions League group stages on Wednesday evening, having already secured top spot back in early November. Visitors to the Vicente Calderón are FC Porto, who need to take all three points to stand any chance of following the Rojiblancos into the knock-out phase. Kick-off is set for 20:45 CET.
No time to linger over the sweet taste of another derby victory. Only three days after conquering Real Madrid at the Bernabéu, Atlético travel to Portugal to face F.C. Porto on the second match day of the Champions League group stage.
Porto have confirmed, through the Portuguese stock exchange, that they have struck an agreement with Atlético for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao García. The forward will reportedly join los Rojiblancos for a fee of €40 million plus €7 more if incentives are met. Porto’s Micael has been signed as well for a fee of €5 million.