Torres was returning to the club for the first time since leaving Madrid in 2007, and after completing the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between the two sides, the Spaniard was admitted that the whole occasion at the Vicente Calderon was "special".
The 30-year-old told UEFA.com: "Coming back here to the Vicente Calderon after seven years couldn't have been more special, especially doing so in a Champions League semi-final.
"During the game, you have to focus on competing, but before and afterwards, my reception here was spectacular. I am eternally grateful to the supporters for the welcome that they gave me."
Torres scored 91 goals in 243 appearances at Atletico before departing for Liverpool.