Saturday night, AS Roma traveled to the San Siro for a match against AC Milan. A fixture that went the way of the Wolves.
The only goal was scored in the 68th minute by forward Marco Borriello of Roma. A striker, on loan, from the very team he scored against, Milan.
Before Seria A went under way this season, Milan had five forwards on their payroll. Ronaldinho, Alexandre Pato, Marco Borriello, and newly signed Robinho, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (on loan from Barcelona).
From the beginning it looked like Robinho and "Big Nose" Ibra were going to be the one and two forwards on the pitch. Borriello knew he was not going to get much playing time, so like much of his career, opted to go out on loan.
Borriello began with his professional career with Milan in 2000. He played there for one year and then went out on loan for six years! Playing for various teams like: Treviso, Sampdoria, Reggina, Empoli, and others.
In 2007 his contract expired and played one year in Genoa with he scored 19 goals in 35 Seria A games. After that stint, Borriello signed back with Milan and did very well.
In the 2009-10 season, Borriello, Ronaldinho, and Pato were up front and the Italian knocked in 15 goals in 35 (all league) games.
But now, the striker plays in the capital and appearing to be loving every single minute. Borriello has played in 18 games for Roma, and has scored 10 times in all play. Including games in the Champions League group stage in which they advanced.
Milan should be regretting letting Borriello go for the season. He is a team player and always gives it his all; and most importantly, he is a goal scorer. Ibra and Robinho are two huge egos Milan, or anyone, can do without.
Good job, Marco!