Bruno Fornaroli Bicycle Kick Goal For Melbourne City Was The Best Thing We Saw This Weekend

18/04/2016 8:43 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Perth Glory goalkeeper Ante Covic is beaten by a shot from Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City during the A-League Elimination Final match between Melbourne City FC and Perth Glory at AAMI Park on April 17, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Bruno Fornaroli. He's a Uruguayan with an Italian passport. But after scoring two brilliant goals for Melbourne City on the weekend as they beat Perth Glory 2-0 in the A-League finals, Fornaroli is basically a Melburnian now. Just ask Melbourne City fans.

Lots of goals are scored in countless professional football leagues across the world each weekend. Jamie Vardy scored his weekly screamer for Leicester City (before being sent off) as the Foxes drew 2-2 in a minor stumble en route to -- they hope -- the title. But the prize goes to Fornaroli.

As the commentator admitted, he was probably only a bootlace away from kicking a bloke in the head and being booked for dangerous play. But what ref would disallow a goal like that in front of home fans? Not one with a regard for his own safety, that's for sure.

Meanwhile, Melbourne City travel to Adelaide to play United on Friday night in the first A-League semi final. In the Sunday match, the Western Sydney Wanderers host Brisbane Roar. Oh, and in Scotland, Aussie Tom Rogic equalised for Celtic against against arch-enemy Rangers, then cost his team a Cup final berth with a missed penalty. Sport is so cruel.

If Bruno Fornaroli provided the best goal of the weekend, the best contest was a no-contest. By far the most thrilling, pulsating encounter in any code on the weekend was the Adelaide Crows vs Sydney Swans match at Adelaide Oval, which the locals won 16.17 (113) to 15.13 (103).

There were more than a dozen lead changes in this match and a different team led after each quarter. It was fast, skillful stuff that was exhausting just to watch. "Football at its finest" crowed The Age's match report.

So here's our only slightly mad theory. Remember back in 2004 when the Brisbane Lions had won three flags in a row and an Adelaide team (Port Adelaide) beat them in the grand final? The Crows are improving so rapidly this year, it's not madness to suggest they could go all the way and knock off Hawthorn on the way. We'll know more this coming Friday when the two teams clash.

The surprise ladder leaders after round four are the Kangaroos. Meanwhile the Fremantle Dockers sit winless on the bottom of the AFL ladder alongside Carlton. Those two teams also happen to clash this coming Sunday so somebody's going to sing the club song for the first time this year.

Over in the NRL, claws are starting to be sharpened for Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor, whose team has now slumped to five straight losses after winning the opening two matches of the season. Yesterday's misery was a golden point loss to the Melbourne Storm.

The Tigers won their first two matches last year too before narrowly missing the wooden spoon on for-and-against points. They have made the finals just three times in 16 years. Is there a consistently worse team in a major Australian sporting competition?

Kenya! Kenya won the latest round of the world rugby sevens series, beating Fiji in the final of the Singapore Sevens. Sevens is about to debut in the Rio Olympics and it's looking like a really wide open event. Anyway, the most important thing is that Kenya's president is REALLY EXCITED.

Also, you should note that he has his country in his name. We repeat, Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of the republic of Kenya has his country in his name. Today's weird thing.

Andy Murray had a bit of a Nick Kyrgios moment in the Monte Carlo Masters on the weekend. But the umpire struck back, telling the Scot to give him a bit of respect. Nice.

And before we go, you should know that Barack Obama played Connect Four with America's hottest basketball player Steph Curry. Analysts suggest he's been basing his foreign policy on the game for years.

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