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Team News: Fernando Torres starts for Atletico Madrid at Astana

Fernando Torres makes his first Champions League start of the season for Atletico Madrid in their Group C fixture at Astana.

Fernando Torres has been selected for his first Champions League start of the season as Atletico Madrid take on Kazakhstani side Astana in the first game of matchday four.

Torres came off the bench in Atletico's first three Group C contests, but starts in attack with Antoine Griezmann today.

Torres's inclusion is one of three changes made by Diego Simeone to the Atleti side that drew 1-1 at Depotivo La Coruna in their last match on Friday.

He replaces Jackson Martinez in attack, while elsewhere Saul Niguez and Guilherme Siqueira replace Yannick Ferreira Carrasco and Filipe Luis.

The home side have won five straight matches in the Kazakhstani Premier League, but lost 4-0 in Madrid in their last Champions League outing.

Six of the team that lined up in the reverse leg at the Vicente Calderon start again, with Marin Anicic, Dmitri Shomko, Nemanja Maksimovic, Roger Canas and Baurzhan Dzholchiyev coming in.

Astana: Eric; B Ilic, Postnikov, Anicic, Shomko; Dzholchiyev, Canas, Maksimovic, Kethevoama; Muzhikov, Kabananga
Subs: Loginovski, Akhmetov, Pikalkin, Beysebekov, Zhukov, Dedechko, Schetkin

Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Siqueira; Saul, Tiago, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, F Torres
Subs: Moya, Filipe Luis, Savic, O Torres, Partey, Martinez, Ferreira Carrasco

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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