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Atletico Madrid's Entire Starting XI Cost £20 Million Less Than Fernando Torres

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 1, 2014

Not only are Atletico Madrid headed to a Champions League final and in pole position to win their first La Liga title since 1996, but they're doing more with less.

Much less, in some cases.

Eurosport did a bit of number-crunching and came out with some rather staggering numbers concerning the cost of Atletico compared to the team they ousted in the Champions League semi-final, Chelsea. 

Jose Mourinho's starting XI cost upwards of six times as much as Atletico's XI. Fernando Torres' gaudy transfer fee of £50 million is £20 more than Atletico's entire lineup. 

And imagine how wide the gap will be if/when Chelsea inevitably swoop in to purchase Atleti's Diego Costa at an astronomical price. 

[Eurosport]

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