Fernando Torres squanders fantastic chance for Atleticoby William Odinga 13/04/2017 05:00:00 0 comments 1 Views
Fernando Torres has scored 187 goals during his club career but a great opportunity to add another slipped him by on Wednesday night.
Torres, who has never had difficulty scoring at the Vicente Calderon for Atletico Madrid, suddenly found himself on the deck and looking quite embarrassed.
Atletico were 1-0 up against Leicester when the striker made his way into the Leicester penalty area.
Fernando Torres was bearing down on goal with the score 1-0 to Atletico Madrid
The Spaniard had the chance to double his side's lead at home to Leicester City in Madrid
Torres opened up his body and shaped to shoot as he neared Kasper Schmeichel
He had just shaped up to shoot when he drew his right foot back, went to connect with the ball before slipping and sending the ball out for a goal kick.
His immediate reaction was to hit the ground with both fists before he eventually got to his feet.
Torres will get his chance to score against Leicester next week when Diego Simeone's men travel to the King Power Stadium for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
They will take a 1-0 lead to the East Midlands after striker Antoine Griezmann scored from the penalty spot.
Atletico are aiming to make it to the last four of the Champions League for the second consecutive year.
Torres had created space for himself and was steadily waiting for his chance to shoot
But the striker lost his footing and his great opportunity was wasted in a matter of seconds
Torres fell on the ground and the ball went out for a goal kick during the second half
Torres sits on the ground before reacting to his bad miss on Wednesday night