Over 45,000 fans, who apparently haven’t seen much Premier League football over the last four years, turned out to welcome their former striker back to the Vicente Calderon.
Torres is seen talking to his kids before taking them on the field and allowing them to score a goal apiece on the hallowed turf.
He tells them while stood in the tunnel: “They are going to take a lot of pictures and we have to go out very happy. Without your hands in your mouths, ok?”
He waved and did a few kick-ups for the adoring hoards, as is the way in Spain, before heading back to the changing rooms.
He said: “I’m overwhelmed by the displays of affection, which are always many more than I expect, many more than I deserve and it’s been amazing.
“I didn’t expect so many people, so devoted, it’s been very exciting.
“Other than the welcome and everything else, I will be personally satisfied that my children will see me playing at the club where I was born, the one I’ve always followed.
“And the situation of seeing them dressed in red and white at the Calderon, each scoring one goal.”
The Spaniard has struggled for form ever since leaving Liverpool for Stamford Bridge in 2011, but is considered a club legend at Atletico after netting 91 times in 244 appearances since breaking through as a youngster.
Undoubtedly the only club where he would receive such a reception, Torres and Atleti alike will hope a return to familiar, comfortable surroundings will rejuvenate his career, and help him re-find the form that made him one of the most formidable strikers in the world during his time at Anfield.
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