TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2016
Melbourne City’s marquee striker Bruno Fornaroli scored a brace to send his side to the top of the Hyundai A-League table.
City’s 3-0 win against Wellington Phoenix puts them above Brisbane Roar on goal difference.
The four point gap between the top five sides shows how much of a tight race this season has been.
The Uruguayan has been acclaimed as the greatest foreign striker to have stepped foot on Australian soil.
‘El Tuna’ (the prickly pear) has scored 22 goals this season, smashing the record for the highest ever goalscorer in the regular A-League season.
Fornaroli is like nothing the A-League has ever seen. His ability to turn in tight spaces and hold the ball off defenders is world class.
Too often A-League sides have gone for big name marquees to give them the competitive edge and failed.
Melbourne City should be giving their scout a pay rise, after finding the striker whilst playing for Uruguayan club Danubio Fútbol Club based in Montevideo.
Credit must be given to sister club Manchester City, who witnessed Fornaroli’s presence at multiple training camps last year.
The combination of Aaron Mooy, Harry Novillo and Fornaroli seems to be a love triangle that has gone right.
Born in the same year as Luis Suarez, Fornaroli is certainly the golden boy that could take City to their first Premiership and Grand Final appearance.
By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)
Photography by Aleks K (Checkout his facebook page here)
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