What a turn of events! 10 minutes after giving Atletico the lead, Fernando Torres is sent off. #UCLonFOX https://t.co/w9IQshj4Cy— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) April 5, 2016
Atletico Madrid may have a goal advantage over Barcelona in the first leg of the two side's Champions League quarterfinals, but they'll have to play the final 55 minutes down a man.
After scoring the first and only goal of the tie so far, Fernando Torres, hyped up from the adrenaline of scoring on the big occasion, picked up two quick yellow cards and was sent to the showers by the referee leaving his team in a bit of a pickle.
Barcelona will now have a huge advantage and must do all they can to get the aggregate score in their favor heading to Madrid for the second leg.
It'll be a bitter pill for Fernando Torres, a legend of Spanish football, to swallow. Just minutes after playing the role of hero, he could very well become the goat of this quarterfinal.