Barcelona loanee Pablo Torre shone for Girona in a dramatic 4-3 win over Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Wednesday.
Torre has had to be patient since moving to Girona but is starting to have an impact with Michel’s high-flying men.
The youngster took just two minutes to tee up the opening goal of the game for Valery Fernandez with a neat pass.
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Valery Fernández with a fine strike to score the opening goal against Atleti pic.twitter.com/3maC1gcIgC
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Yet there was so much more to admire from Torre’s game. He looked full of confidence again an in-form Atletico side, consistently made himself available and looked a real talent once again.
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80% pass accuracy
2/3 accurate long balls
3 key passes
2/3 successful dribbles
3/5 duels won
Quality performance by the 20-year-old Barcelona loanee. pic.twitter.com/jWUAgOBcJZ
A thriller of a game saw Alvaro Morata equalise for Atletico before Savio, who’s been linked with Barcelona, restored Girona’s lead. Daley Blind them made it 3-1 to Girona, but the hosts were pegged back thanks to two more goals from Morata.
Torre’s match ended on 67 minutes when he was withdrawn with a bit of discomfort. It was a sad way for the youngster to depart the match but doesn’t hide the fact this was a really positive step for the midfielder.
Of course the drama didn’t end there either though. Ivan Martin popped up in stoppage to bag a very late winner for Girona and maintain the team’s impressive start to the new campaign.