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Torres in great shape ahead of Copa del Rey clash with Barca

Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will be looking to continue his recent good form when Atletico Madrid lock horns with Barcelona in the first

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Torres in great shape ahead of Copa del Rey clash with Barca

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Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will be looking to continue his recent good form when Atletico Madrid lock horns with Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey clash at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Although the Blaugranas are favourites to make it through to the semis, ‘El Nino’ appears to have lifted his team-mates since rejoining his boyhood club on January 1.

Torres struck twice in last week’s 2-2 draw in their last 16, second leg at Real Madrid, as Diego Simeone’s men outclassed the holders 4-2 on aggregate.

Barcelona, who are currently lying in second place in la Liga, edged out Atletico Madrid 3-1 at home just over a week ago thanks to goals from Neymar, Luis Suarez and Messi.

The Catalans and the Colchoneros will play the second leg of the King’s Cup quarter final in Madrid on January 28.