UEFA Champions League : Atletico Madrid – Bayer Leverkusen


Fernando Torres is set return for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League tie with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday, two weeks after he was discharged from hospital with a head injury.

The striker, 32, lost consciousness after a heavy challenge in a game with Deportivo La Coruna on 2 March.

Torres returned to full training on Monday and boss Diego Simeone confirmed he is available.

Atletico won the last-16 first-leg tie with Bayer Leverkusen 4-2.

Torres scored in that game, which puts Atletico in a strong position to reach the last eight for a fourth successive year.

The former Liverpool forward was released from hospital only 24 hours after he was admitted having suffered no serious injuries.

Kevin Gameiro is a doubt for the game after missing Saturday’s 1-0 La Liga win at Granada with an abdominal injury.

Captain Gabi and left-back Filipe Luis are suspended for the game.