Spanish La Liga
Atl Madrid3Ath Bilbao1

Atletico Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Fernando Torres
Fernando Torres was substituted to a standing ovation in the second half

Fernando Torres scored twice as Atletico Madrid ended life at the Vicente Calderon with victory over Athletic Bilbao.

The boyhood Atleti fan, who is out of contract this summer, scored twice in the opening 11 minutes, netting from close range and hooking home a volley.

The 33-year-old scored more La Liga goals at the Calderon than any other player in the 21st century - with 54.

Inaki Williams pulled one back before Angel Correa's 89th-minute strike.

After the game, Atletico manager Diego Simeone stressed that he would remain at the club next season.

The Argentine had two spells as an Atletico player and has enjoyed a successful five and a half years as manager during which he has won La Liga (2013-14) and reached the Champions League final twice (2013-14 and 2015-16).

"The journalists ask me constantly if I am going to stay. Yes, I am going to stay," Simeone told the crowd inside the stadium.

"And do you know why I am going to stay? I am going to stay because this club has a future and this future is all of us.

"There are other teams that may have more money, a few trophies more than us, but they will never match the feeling you have for Atletico."

Torres and Correa sign off in style

Correa's goal for Atletico, moments after coming off the bench, is the last league goal to be scored at the Calderon.

The final competitive match at the stadium, which is going to be knocked down to build flats, is next Saturday's Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alaves.

Atletico, who played there for 50 years, now move to the 67,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano, which is 10 miles away.

Torres, in his second spell with Atletico, has previously said: "My life and my memories are all connected to the Calderon, my greatest days as a supporter and as a player are in that stadium.

"Whenever I visit the area in the future, with the stadium not there, it's going to be difficult."

Atletico Madrid
'Melancholy street, Manzanares river, how much I love you' read an Atletico banner before the game

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 22ParteyBooked at 38mins
  • 15Savic
  • 19Hernández
  • 8Ñíguez
  • 10CarrascoSubstituted forGaitánat 70'minutes
  • 5TiagoSubstituted forCorreaat 88'minutes
  • 14GabiBooked at 45mins
  • 6Koke
  • 7Griezmann
  • 9TorresSubstituted forGameiroat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá
  • 11Correa
  • 17Cerci
  • 21Gameiro
  • 23Gaitán
  • 31García Fernández
  • 39Moreno

Ath Bilbao

  • 26Arrizabalaga Revuelta
  • 18De Marcos Arana
  • 27Álvarez
  • 4Laporte
  • 24Balenziaga Oruesagasti
  • 6San José
  • 8Iturraspe DerteanoSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes
  • 22Raúl GarcíaSubstituted forSusaetaat 57'minutes
  • 7EtxebarriaSubstituted forRicoat 74'minutes
  • 10Muniain Goñi
  • 20Aduriz

Substitutes

  • 1Iraizoz
  • 2Bóveda
  • 11Williams
  • 14Susaeta
  • 15Lekue
  • 16Etxeita Gorritxategi
  • 17Rico
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
52,155

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamAth Bilbao
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Athletic Club 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 3, Athletic Club 1.

Attempt missed. Yeray Álvarez (Athletic Club) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Markel Susaeta with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Lucas Hernández.

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

Attempt missed. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Correa.

Foul by Muniain (Athletic Club).

Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Athletic Club 1. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Thomas Partey.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Ángel Correa replaces Tiago.

Attempt missed. Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Yeray Álvarez.

Corner, Athletic Club. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Muniain (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Yeray Álvarez.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Gameiro (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

Mikel San José (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Hand ball by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Club).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Mikel Rico (Athletic Club) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Markel Susaeta.

Foul by De Marcos (Athletic Club).

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Athletic Club. Mikel Rico replaces Beñat Etxebarria.

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Kevin Gameiro is caught offside.

Foul by Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club).

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Athletic Club 1. Iñaki Williams (Athletic Club) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by De Marcos.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Nicolás Gaitán replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Aduriz (Athletic Club) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tiago (Atlético de Madrid).

Markel Susaeta (Athletic Club) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Beñat Etxebarria (Athletic Club).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Kevin Gameiro replaces Fernando Torres.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid382963106416593
2Barcelona382864116377990
3Atl Madrid38239670274378
4Sevilla38219869492072
5Villarreal381910956332367
6Real Sociedad38197125953664
7Ath Bilbao381961353431063
8Espanyol381511124950-156
9Alavés381413114143-255
10Eibar38159145651554
11Malaga381210164955-646
12Valencia38137185665-946
13Celta Vigo38136195369-1645
14Las Palmas38109195374-2139
15Real Betis38109194164-2339
16Deportivo La Coruña38812184361-1836
17Leganés38811193655-1935
18Sporting Gijón38710214272-3031
19Osasuna38410244094-5422
20Granada3848263082-5220
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