Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea striker Torres plays his final game

Image PA

Image PA

Andrés Iniesta penned an emotional letter to Fernando Torres as the two prepared to face one another a final time in the Sagan Tosu striker's last professional match.

"I wish we could go back to those days. knowing you could run behind defenders, and I could find you with passes, and you turning all my bad passes into good passes". Here we are both, about to play your last game as a professional.

The former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward has ended his playing days with Sagan Tosu in Japan at the age of 35, and made his farewell appearance in a 6-1 defeat to Vissel Kobe - a side which ironically featured his former colleagues Andres Iniesta and David Villa.

Iniesta and Torres have been friends since they played together for Spain's youth teams, with Torres writing on a shirt for Iniesta that someday they would "win the World Cup together". It is as if life, capricious her, had brought us to Japan to say goodbye.

With 24 points, Sagan Tosu is placed 16th out of 18 teams in the points table, while Vissel is one spot higher with two more points.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Patrice Evra has retired from football to become a coach after spending 20 years active years in the game that has brought him fame and fortune. Well, you will forever be El Niño.

And the former Barcelona midfielder has paid tribute to his old worldwide colleague ahead of that fixture. Also, to rival fans because you made me a better player. It has taken us to all corners of the world. "Although, it is true, there is no greater treasure than your friendship, Fernando".

Howard's buyout agreed; to join Lakers
The eight-time All-Star butted heads with James Harden during their three seasons as teammates with the Rockets. Howard reportedly had several meetings with Lakers officials and players also were involved in the process.

Torres signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2007 and duly established himself as one of the game's premier forwards during his three-and-a-half year Anfield career.

He joined Chelsea in 2011 and was part of the golden generation that inspired the Blues to Champions League glory seven years ago.

He also won the FA Cup and scored in their 2-1 win against Benfica in the Europa League final in 2013.

"But it's not just another one, it's your last game, who knew?"

He finished on the losing side as Atletico lost the 2016 Champions League final to Real Madrid, but won a second Europa League in 2018 - his final appearance before moving to Japan.

The crowning moment in Fernando Torres' career: Winning the 2010 World Cup with Spain in South Africa.

Recommended News

  • Nicotine-free e-cigarettes can damage blood vessels

    Nicotine-free e-cigarettes can damage blood vessels

    Venous oxygen reduced by 20 per cent, while blood acceleration also fell by 25.8 per cent after the cuff was released. They observed, on average, a 34% reduction in the femoral artery's dilation.
    Julia Sawalha accuses sister Nadia of destroying their family

    Julia Sawalha accuses sister Nadia of destroying their family

    Nadia Sawalha's sister Julia has lashed out at the Free Ladies well-known individual, accusing her of "destroying their family". Julia Sawalha has criticised older sister Nadia following the comments the latter made about their relationship on Loose Women .
    David Koch, one of the world's richest people, dies at 79

    David Koch, one of the world's richest people, dies at 79

    The brothers didn't support Trump in his 2016 campaign, although they praised his efforts to cut taxes and regulations. Koch Industries employs close to 120,000 people in 50 countries, including about 65,000 people in the U.S.
  • North Korea fires two suspected missiles after branding Pompeo a 'toxin'

    The exact time of the launches was not immediately clear, but the first launch was reported just after 7 a.m. local time. North Korea typically fires long-range missiles into high altitudes to avoid reaching other countries.

    "Lizzie McGuire" Reboot Starring Hilary Duff to Premiere on Disney+

    All 65 episodes of the original series will be made available to stream on Disney +, which officially launches November 12. This isn't the first time Duff, who now stars on TV Land comedy Younger , had been in talks to reprise her beloved role.
    Syrian govt forces advance south of Idlib

    Syrian govt forces advance south of Idlib

    Maaret al-Numan, like Khan Sheikhoun sits on the highway linking Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo, Syria's largest. The Syrian army on Friday said that its military "push is ongoing", after it captured Morek and neighboring areas.
  • No-frills Wills: British royals take commercial flight to see queen

    No-frills Wills: British royals take commercial flight to see queen

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a flight from Norwich in eastern England to Aberdeen on Scotland's east coast. Next month, the family will take off on a long-haul flight to Africa for Archie's first official overseas visit.
    Barack and Michelle Obama buying 29-acre estate on Martha's Vineyard

    Barack and Michelle Obama buying 29-acre estate on Martha's Vineyard

    Grousbeck, who was born in MA , has owned the Celtics since 2002, when he purchased the team along with Harold Irving Grousbeck. The property is now in escrow, so its not a done deal yet, but the website reports that both sides are confident.
    Kamala Khan is coming to Disney+ in a Ms

    Kamala Khan is coming to Disney+ in a Ms

    Kamala Khan , a Pakistani-American teen, and the first Muslim superhero to headline her own Marvel comic book. Khan lives in New Jersey with her religious family, and her powers are of of the shape-shifting variety.
  • Once upon a time in fatherhood: Quentin Tarantino to become a dad

    Once upon a time in fatherhood: Quentin Tarantino to become a dad

    While at the Cannes Film Festival in May of this year, the iconic director stated the impact marriage had on him was enormous . A few days after Quentin had wrapped up As soon as Upon A Time in Hollywood, the intimate rite in Los Angeles happened.
    Israel attacked Iranian depot in Iraq, U.S. sources say

    Israel attacked Iranian depot in Iraq, U.S. sources say

    On Aug. 12, a massive explosion killed one person and wounded 28 at the al-Saqr military base near Baghdad , shaking the capital. If Israel did carry out the bombings, it would be an expansion of its campaign against Iran's spreading influence in the region.
    Putin Orders Russia Military to Respond After US Tests Cruise Missile

    Putin Orders Russia Military to Respond After US Tests Cruise Missile

    China was asked to join a nuclear treaty by the United States after it left the INF treaty. Putin lamented that the United States was poised to deploy missiles to Romania and Poland.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.