La Liga round-up: Fernando Torres ends Atletico Madrid career with double
Last Updated: 20/05/18 10:07pm
Fernando Torres brought the curtain down on his Atletico Madrid career with two goals in a 2-2 draw with Eibar.
Captaining a second-string Atletico side, playing just four days on from their Europa League final success against Marseille in Lyon, Torres cancelled out Kike Garcia's 35th-minute opener just before the break.
He rolled back the years with a fantastic run and delicate finish to score on the hour but team-mate Lucas Hernandez was sent off three minutes later and Atletico had to battle on with 10 men.
Eibar quickly made their numerical advantage count, with Ruben Pena hammering in a long-range strike to equalise with 20 minutes remaining.
Torres was denied a dream ending when an offside flag saw another effort ruled out and the striker finished his career for his boyhood club with 128 goals in 404 matches over two spells.
Earlier on Sunday, goals from Simone Zaza and Goncalo Guedes gave Valencia a 2-1 win over already-relegated Deportivo La Coruna.
Zaza finished a slick Valencia passing move at the far post after 28 minutes to register his 13th goal of the season, before seeing an effort strike the crossbar early in the second half.
In the 77th minute, Guedes drilled a low shot into the bottom corner for the second goal and Lucas Perez hit a consolation for Depor with 10 minutes remaining, but fourth-placed Valencia held on for the three points.
Espanyol's strong finish to the campaign continued with a final-day victory at Athletic Bilbao. David Lopez struck the only goal of the game after nine minutes as the Barcelona club concluded with a fourth win in a five-match unbeaten run.
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