Improve your Credit Score with Score Goals
In general, credit score issuers use similar types of credit behavior factors to determine a credit score for an individual.
Total credit usage: Extremely influential
Understanding how much of your available credit you use is a big factor in calculating your credit score. One way to understand your credit utilization ratio is to take your current open balances across your revolving credit accounts and divide them by the total available credit limits on these accounts. If you have two cards, one with a balance of $1000 and a credit limit of $5000 and another card with a balance of $500 and a credit limit of $1000, you would combine your
balances ($1500) and divide them by your credit limits ($6000) to find your credit utilization ratio of 25%. Card holders with ratios below 30% are typically viewed as responsible credit users, and higher credit scores are possible when they move below that 30% mark.
Credit mix and experience: Highly influential
A mixture of many credit accounts shows creditors that you are able to manage multiple accounts, assuming you keep them in good standing. Likewise, keeping an account open for a long time demonstrates your ability to maintain a healthy credit account over time. When you can combine a diverse set of credit accounts for a long time, you send strong signals of creditworthiness, which can help move your credit score higher. For this reason, keeping your accounts open—even when they reach a zero balance— can contribute positively to your credit score.
Payment history: Moderately influential
The more you pay your bills on time (avoiding late payment penalties, default, or bankruptcy), the more trustworthy you appear to new lenders inquiring about your credit score.
Age of credit history: Less influential
While new accounts or young credit card holders will not be penalized, successive years of an account in good standing can help build up your credit reputation and can add a bit to your credit score.
New accounts: Less influential
New credit accounts do not necessarily lower your credit score—however, when you make multiple requests to open new credit accounts over a short time period, you signal to credit score users that you may be risky to lend to, which can push your score down a bit. This factor of new accounts will typically not affect your credit score as you shop around for a single loan or line of credit (known as rate shopping) but the factor is considered in trying to determine if a borrower seems to be acquiring as much credit as the borrower can, which can suggest that the bprrower’s ability to repay across many lines of credit is drying up.
Southampton v Chelsea Live Commentary & Result, 2/20/21, Premier League
Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
Southampton are next in action against Leeds United on the road on Tuesday. Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on the road on the same day.
Southampton end a six-game losing streak in the Premier League, drawing 1-1 against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium. Takumi Minamino put the home side ahead with a clinical finish, but they were pegged back in the second half when Mason Mount scored from the penalty spot. Jannik Vestergaard struck the bar, while Reece James blazed an effort over as neither side could produce the quality to find a winner.
90′ + 5′ FULL-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 CHELSEA
90′ + 4′ Nlundulu replaces Redmond for the dying seconds of the match.
90′ + 3′ Vestergaard rises in the box, but he cannot make solid contact with his header as the Blues clear the danger.
90′ + 3′ Tella has a surge down the left flank and he sends a low cross into the box. Zouma has to stick out a leg and divert it behind for corner.
90′ + 2′ McCarthy tries to take time off the clock at a goal-kick and is booked for time-wasting.
90′ There will be three minutes of added time.
88′ OVER! Mount lines up a strike to nothing from distance, only to smash his strike comfortably over the bar.
88′ Mount once more probes down the left flank and he wins a corner for the visitors. Ziyech whips the set-piece into the box, but the Saints clear their lines.
85′ Ings is withdrawn for Adams in the final third.
84′ OVER! James blazes a great opportunity over the bar. Mount surges down the left flank and clips a perfect cross to the back post. James takes a touch and opens up his body to fire at goal, only to guide his strike over.
83′ Djenepo returns to the field after receiving treatment.
81′ Djenepo is brought down by another tough challenge by Jorginho. He remains on the deck after the incident.
80′ Alonso is caught out by a piece of skill by Djenepo and brings down the winger. He goes into the book for his challenge.
79′ Rudiger knocks the ball down from the resulting corner towards Azpilicueta, but the Spaniard is well offside as he tries to turn and shoot.
78′ Mount angles a dangerous cross in from the left flank, but Bertrand does just enough to edge out Ziyech at the back post.
76′ Tella replaces the goalscorer Minamino fo the Saints.
76′ Jorginho is on for Kovacic in the Chelsea midfield.
76′ Hudson-Odoi only arrived at half-time and has been withdrawn by Tuchel. Ziyech replaces the winger, who did not look injured.
74′ Hudson-Odoi breaks into the right inside channel again for the visitors, but his cross is repelled behind for a corner by Bednarek.
73′ OFFSIDE! Mount releases Hudson-Odoi down the right flank and gets the pass back from the winger. He curls a dangerous strike towards goal that McCarthy pushes away with a brilliant stop. The offside flag goes up late, but no one on the field knew that.
71′ OFF THE BAR! Chelsea clear the first delivery, but Redmond gathers and sends another cross into the box. Vestergaard stoops to attack the ball and his header takes a deflection and loops towards goal. It cannons off the bar, and although Ings reacts first to the rebound, he scuffs his strike wide of the left post.
70′ Kovacic sends a heavy pass back towards Rudiger and it travels past the German at speed to go behind for a corner.
70′ Ward-Prowse curls his cross into the box from the left corner, but Mendy makes a comfortable claim.
69′ Minamino sends Bertrand down the left flank and he angles his delivery towards Ings, but Zouma clears the danger behind for a corner.
66′ There’s no flow to Southampton’s game at the moment. Hasenhuttl may be considering a change to freshen up his team.
64′ The Saints are attempting to press the visitors high up the field to force mistakes, but the Blues are working their way around it for now.
62′ Mount has scored the fifth penalty goal conceded by Southampton in this season’s Premier League; only in 1993-94 and 2016-17 (both six) have the Saints conceded more goals from the spot in a Premier League season.
60′ Kovacic loses out to Djenepo and it allows Ings to find Ward-Prowse. The midfielder offloads down the right inside channel for Redmond, but Zouma holds firm to block off the forward and guide the ball out for a goal-kick.
59′ BLOCK! Alonso lines up the free-kick, but he can only smash his strike straight into the wall. He then gives away a free-kick for a high boot.
57′ Mount charges forward after receiving an offload from Kovacic. He skips past the challenge of Vestergaard, but is brought down by Ward-Prowse. Chelsea are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position.
56′ Ings runs at the Chelsea defence and offloads towards the run of Redmond, but he misplaces his pass by a fraction and it travels towards Mendy.
54′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MOUNT CONVERTS THE SPOT KICK!!! 1-1!!!! Chelsea are back on level terms as Mount dispatches his strike into the bottom-right corner, sending McCarthy the wrong way. The Blues have their equaliser and will be pushing to forge ahead.
53′ PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Ings brings down Mount in the box with a poor challenge and the referee does not hesitate in pointing to the spot.
51′ Werner advances down the left and runs at Vestergaard in the inside channel, but he can only scoop his strike into the side-netting.
50′ Werner has space down the left flank and works a cross into the middle. Salisu reads the danger and clears with authority for the home side.
48′ Alonso breaks down the left flank and cuts a cross back to Werner, but the German fails to control the delivery. However, the Spaniard is flagged offside after the fact.
46′ Abraham is withdrawn at the break for the visitors and is replaced by Hudson-Odoi. Werner will shift into the center of the attack.
46′ We’re back underway at St Mary’s Stadium.
Chelsea paid the price for their lack of clinical edge in the final third. The Blues worked the ball well in the Southampton half, but failed to trouble Alex McCarthy. Thomas Tuchel’s men can take hope from the fact that Wolves beat the Saints from an identical position last week, but Chelsea have to produce the quality in the second period.
Southampton take a 1-0 lead into the break in their Premier League clash against Chelsea. The Blues dominated possession, but the Saints produced the breakthrough courtesy of Takumi Minamino. Nathan Redmond played the Japanese through on goal and he provided a clinical finish. Ralph Hasenhuttl and his team are half way towards a vital result.
45′ + 3′ HALF-TIME: SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 CHELSEA
45′ + 2′ Werner charges down the left flank and works an offload towards Abraham. The forward does down under pressure from Salisu, but the referee waves play on.
45′ There will be three minutes of added time.
43′ VAR has a look at the challenge from Kante on Djenepo, but there’s no action taken against the Chelsea midfielder. However, it’s another sore one for the Southampton man.
42′ Kante has acres of space to roam in the Southampton half. However, he takes a poor touch and slides into Djenepo. The Saints wing-back is down on the field again.
41′ Southampton have been fairly solid at the back in the first half and are putting pressure on the Blues in possession to break them down. Tuchel and his team have had no answers so far.
39′ SAVE! Alonso clips the free-kick into the box for Zouma to attack with a powerful header. McCarthy has to react at his near post to beat the ball behind for a corner.
37′ Romeu clips Werner on the charge and gives away a free-kick in the final third. Werner in turn catches Djenepo on the way down, but the decision of the referee remains unchanged.
35′ The visitors need to respond to going behind. Southampton did take the lead against Wolves last week and fell to a 2-1 defeat, so there’s more than hope for the Blues.
34′ Minamino has scored three goals in his last five Premier League appearances, having scored none in his first 17 in the competition beforehand. He now has more Premier League goals in three games for Southampton (2) than in 19 for Liverpool (1).
33′ Redmond looks up and spots Minamino in space. He threads a perfect pass for Minamino to collect and score.
33′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MINAMINO PRODUCES A CLINICAL FINISH!!! 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON!!!! The Saints take the lead against the run of play as Minamino finds the net. Redmond threads the needle to release the run of the winger between Azpilicueta and Zouma. He fakes a shot to fool Mendy and Azpilicueta on the slide. He then holds his composure to strike his effort with the outside of his boot past the Chelsea keeper into the net.
33′ Kante floats a ball over the top after dispossessing Minamino, but his delivery just evades Werner and travels to McCarthy.
31′ Kovacic wins the ball in the middle of the park from Redmond and feeds Werner down the left flank. The German sends a first-time cross towards Abraham, but Bednarek reads the danger and clears ahead of the forward.
29′ Rudiger collects and lines up a blast from distance, only to fire his effort straight into the arms of McCarthy.
28′ McCarthy is put under pressure at the back by Abraham, forcing him into an early clearance that he sends straight into touch away from Minamino.
25′ Southampton are yet to have a touch in Chelsea’s box, or a shot. Although Chelsea themselves have only had one shot so far.
24′ Alonso has a busy half of action as the Spaniard turns his ankle in the Southampton box under no contact from Bednarek. He appears to be okay to continue.
23′ Alonso continues to be in the action as he hangs a cross to the back post following a short corner, but McCarthy rises to pluck it out of the air.
22′ Zouma sends Alonso down the left flank with a searching long ball, but Djenepo gets back to divert his attempted cross behind for a corner.
21′ Mount bundles his way past Salisu amid a strong challenge and offloads to Alonso in space on the left. The wing-back places a low cross into the middle, but Werner fails to take the cross in stride.
19′ The Saints are starting to get a feel for the game. They’ve altered their system since the start, shifting to a 3-4-3 formation to match Chelsea.
17′ Werner has time to offload to Alonso in space down the left inside channel, but the German overhits his pass out for a goal-kick.
15′ Bertrand puts the squeeze on Mount down the Chelsea right flank. He tries win a free-kick, but the Saints only a receive a throw-in.
13′ There’s no way out for Southampton at the moment. Their defending well enough, but the home side have not been able to advance into the Chelsea half.
11′ Mount collects in a good position in front of goal 20 yards out, but he sends his offload to the wrong side of James. The Blues recycle possession, but Kante sees his cross claimed by McCarthy.
10′ Chelsea have enjoyed the better of the possession in the early stages and their confidence on the ball is evident.
8′ Werner tries to break past Salisu down the left flank, but the defender holds firm to win possession.
6′ CHANCE! James has acres of room down the right flank and he floats a cross towards Alonso in the left inside channel. The Spaniard lines up a strike on the volley, but he slices his effort wide of the right post.
3′ James sends a ball forward aiming for the run of Werner, but the ball skips off the surface and into the hands of McCarthy.
1′ We’re underway at St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton have lost their last five home league games against Chelsea, their longest losing run against a specific opponent in their league history.
Chelsea have made four changes to their side from their win over Newcastle United. Mendy replaces Kepa between the posts, while Zouma gets the nod to start in the back three in place of Christensen. James and Kante also return to the side as Hudson-Odoi and Jorginho join Kepa and Christensen on the bench.
Southampton have made two changes from their defeat to Wolves last time out. Both are enforced as Kyle Walker-Peters and Stuart Armstrong are missing due to injury. Salisu, who replaced Walker-Peters last week, comes into the starting line-up at right-back. Djenepo gets the call to start on the right wing in place of Armstrong.
CHELSEA SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Billy Gilmour, Emerson.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner.
SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Jack Stephens, Che Adams, Nathan Tella, Kayne Ramsey, Daniel N’Lundulu, Fraser Forster, Will Ferry, Alexandre Jankewitz, Kgagelo Chauke.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy, Mohammed Salisu, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Ryan Bertrand; Moussa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Takumi Minamino; Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond.
Chelsea are back in form after reeling off five wins in a row under Tuchel. The Blues have surged back into contention for a Champions League place, although they cannot afford to rest on their laurels. They beat Newcastle United 2-0 last time out to move into fourth place in the table and have a real opportunity to press home their form against the struggling Saints.
The Saints are under pressure after losing their sixth-straight Premier League game on the bounce last time out against Wolves. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are under litle threat of relegation, but he will be determined to guide his side out of their dire run sooner rather than later. However, Southampton face a challenge to rectify matters amid an improving Chelsea side under Thomas Tuchel.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium.
13 Tricks to Score More Goals in Soccer
Some years ago, when I was a teenager, I got to be a ball boy at a friendly “David Villa”, famous Spanish and Barcelona striker, was playing at. Of course, Villa is a supreme scoring machine, so I tried to learn as much as I could watching him play from so close in that match. If you want to learn to score more goals, I’ll teach you everything that David and most succesful players do to be ultimate goalscorers.
So, how do you score more goals in soccer? Summarized, to be a great goalscorer you don’t necessarily have to be the most skilled player in the soccer field. Most goalscorers are players that are effective and know how to benefit from the few opportunities they have to score, are good at improvisation, master composure, and are very intelligent with the ball.
This are just few of the characteristics a soccer player should have in order to score a lot of goals. Most people who score few goals are not bad at all, they simply don’t know the fundamental aspects to drastically improve their accuracy and become a deadly scoring machine. With that said, make sure you implement the tips in this article to your game, and you’ll see that scoring opportunities will come more often.
Scoring more goals
We all love scoring goals, and the feeling and joy it brings to celebrate them. We feel like we are on top of the world, that we are the heroes. In my article “Why soccer is the most popular sport” I explain how this aspect of the game, contributes to making this sport so popular.
Any player in the field can score a goal (strikers, defenders, midfielders, and even goalkeepers), but the truth is that not all of them should be focused on scoring as many goals as possible. I know it feels good, but unless you’re not a striker, your main job in the field is not to score goals, and maybe if you focus too much in this aspect you’ll forget about your true purpose in the team.
With that said, scoring goals is beneficial for both the player and the team, and no matter your position, if you score goals it will bring positive results to everyone. Which is why the following tips will work for any player. I have put them together in this bulleted list so you can take a look at them, and we’ll review each one more in detail later.
Tips to score more goals:
- #1 Make low shots
- #2 Using both feet
- #3 Few touches, great accuracy
- #4 Effectiveness
- #5 The far post
- #6 Composure tips
- #7 Improvisation is everything
- #8 Try luck shooting sometimes
- #9 Being in the right place, at the right time
- # 10 Balance between power and precision
- #11 Peripheral vision
- #12 Use your own strengths
- # 13 Tips for midfielders and defenders
#1 Making low shots
Low shots are extremely hard to stop for goalkeepers. When you shoot low, you force the goalkeeper to dive and stretch for the ball, which obviously takes more time for him to get to the ball. A precise and powerful low shot to the sides of the goal is almost unstoppable for the goalkeeper.
#2 Using Both feet
A great goalscorer needs to be able to use both feet near perfection. If you are only able to shoot with one foot, it will be very easy for a defender to defend against you because it is very predictable to which side you are going to play. In the other hand, if you are able to use both feet, you are a bigger threat because you can shoot and play to either side causing danger.
When you are able to use both feet, it’s like you have more weapons and tools to play with, and more tools means more options. Sometimes, you won’t have the chance to position yourself in the best way possible to shoot with your strong foot, but if you are able to use both you have more options on things you can do to score.
A great example is Cristiano Ronaldo, He is able to score goals with both feet near perfection, which is something that has made him one of the best players ever. Ronaldo’s ability to use both feet gives him more options, buys him time inside the box, and makes him and unpredictable player.
#3 Few touches, great accuracy
When you are in the box you need to be an “economic” player. What I mean by economic is that you have to make as few touches as possible to obtain the best results possible. In the box, time is limited and sometimes you won’t have time to think and make that many touches. To score a lot of goals, you need to position yourself to make a shot with as little as one touch.
As you can see in the picture, the player that has the ball in the box has few time to make a shot because he is surrounded by 4 players. In the box, you have to keep it simple, make the fewest touches possible and make a strong and accurate. The fewer touches, the less time you give the defenders to react.
The best scorers in the history of this game are not the ones that had the most opportunities to score goals, the best are the ones that convert the few chances they had to score. I’d rather have a player in my team that has one chance to score and makes it, than one that fails to score 10 opportunities he had during the game.
Specially if you’re a striker, you’ll have to sacrifice a little in defense and game creation. It doesn’t matter if you don’t touch the ball one single time during the whole game. The only thing that matters is that when the chance to score comes, you put the ball in the net.
Effectiveness is not only what makes a great goalscorers, but also what makes great teams. How many times have we seen teams that missed many chances during a game and ended up loosing when the other team scored the one chance they had? When this happens we say it’s unfair but it isn’t, because in soccer wins effectiveness over anything else.
#5 The far post
When you are going to finish, always make sure to shoot for the far post as you see in the picture. The reason is simple, it is more humiliating for a goalkeeper to be scored a goal on his own post than in the far post, which is why they’ll usually cover a lot more their own post. Also, in case the goalkeeper gets to stop the shot there are greater chances that the ball stays in play, and your teammates might end up scoring even after you missed.
#6 Composure tips
One thing that makes a great goalscorer is the composure they have at the moment of finishing. Composure is basically they state of calm and being in control of ourselves. Nerves are your biggest enemy every time you’re about to score a goal, shoot outside the box or kick a penalty. The players that score the most are mostly “cold blooded” beasts. There are two tips I can give you to help you develop your composure:
Control the controllables: One of the things that makes us go nuts is trying to change something that can’t be changed. What are factors that we can’t control in a soccer game? The referee’s decisions, an aggressive player from the other team, the weather and playing conditions of the field, etc. What are factors we can control? Our playing performance, how we shoot, teamwork, passing precision, etc.
If we focus on only controlling the controllable factors, our levels of composure overall will rise significantly. Simply by accepting the fact that the non-controllable factors are things we will never be able to change no matter how much we try, you’ll see increased levels of calm. Which will be beneficial in helping you score more goals.
Second is taking accountability for your acts. When you miss a goal scoring opportunity you can react in two ways: You can either blame the playing conditions of the pitch, the referee, and make 100o excuses, or you can take accountability of your mistake to move on and score in the next opportunity. Once you start being honest with yourself and accept the things you are doing wrong, composure rises significantly.
#7 Improvisation is everything
Most of the times you have an opportunity to score a goal, the ball won’t be perfectly positioned for you to kick it. You need to be ready to improvise and score the goal no matter how the ball is coming at you. For example, a player crosses you the ball but the cross was to low, you then improvise and, instead of heading the ball, you hit it with the shoulder or chest to score. Maybe the cross was too far behind so you made a back heel to score.
Soccer is a game that is not only played with your feet, but also with your mind. Be intelligent at the most important moments, improvise and be creative. You have to demonstrate that you have multiple resources to score however, wherever, and whenever you want. Developing your deadly goalscoring instinct will be fundamental to score more goals.
#8 Try luck shooting sometimes
You don’t necessarily have to get to the goal in order to shoot. Sometimes, it is a good idea to try luck shooting from outside and see what happens. You have no idea how many times players have scored in this way. There is a famous saying that goes like this: “If you don’t shoot, you don’t win”. If the game is tight and the defense is standing strong, try shooting from outside the box and who knows what can happen, maybe there is a deflection from a defender or the goalkeeper makes a mistake. Try your luck once in a while
#9 Being in the right place, at the right time
The best goalscorers know where they have to be and when they have to be there. That is what I called the goalscoring instinct or smell. We’ve seen multiple times what we call “rebound goals”. The goalkeeper stops the ball, and the rebound ends up for another player that finally scores the goal easily. Or maybe the ball hits the post or is deflected and magically ends up in the striker’s feet.
Well, this is not magic, he knows there is exactly where he has to be at the right time. A correct positioning in the field will give you a huge advantage at the time of scoring. If you know where should be and when you should be there, scoring goals will be relatively easy and a matter of just pushing the ball to the net. The goalscoring smell is something you can only develop through experience.
#10 Balance between power and precision
In order to score more goals, you must know when is the right time to use power and when you should use precision. Normally, a middle point the combines both will be lethal for any goalkeeper. If you shoot with too much power, your shots are going to be considerably less precise and might not even be directed to the goal. In the other hand, if you aim to be too precise, the shot will be too slow and easy to stop for the goalkeeper.
#11 Peripheral vision
Peripheral vision is what is seen on the eyes by the side when you’re looking straight ahead. It is extremely important to have a great peripheral vision because you constantly need to be watching by the side where the goalkeeper is positioned, where the defenders are, at the same time you are looking at the ball.
Before finishing, you have to always use your peripheral vision to see where the goalkeeper is positioned, and depending on where he is, you make the shot. Sometimes, the goalkeeper might be outside the goal, so it would be a good idea to make a chip in this case. Other times he’ll be closer to his near post, so you should shoot to the far post. It is also useful when you receive the ball and need to know where the defenders are to make your first touch accordingly.
What is great is that vision training is something that actually exists. You can literally train your vision to be faster and have an improved peripheral view. At camp, they put us in front of a screen with red leds, and each time one of them turned on, we would had to touch it as fast as possible. They also showed us an app called “Kinetic Visual Acuity” you can download in the app store to train your vision while lying on bed.
#12 Using your own strengths
We all have different attributes that makes us unique. The way I score goals is different from the way other people score goals. There people that are very tall, and others that are shorter players but faster. You have to learn how to use your own strengths to your advantage to score the most goals possible.
If you’re tall for example, it would be a good idea to try to score as many goals with your head as you can. You should avoid dribbling too much, instead, pass the ball to the wingers and wait for a great cross to head. A great example is Belgium’s Maroune Fellaini. I’ve never seen him dribbling or making crosses, but many times he has saved his team by scoring a goal with his head thanks to his height.
If you are a shorter player but faster, then you should change your playing style. Try avoiding the air game and beat your opponents using purely your speed. Make combinations with other players and get as close to the goal as possible to shoot. One great example is Lionel Messi, he is probably the shortest guy in his team, but he can surely score a lot of goals.
By the way, I wrote an article about the Best Soccer Positions for Short players. If your a short guy it might be useful for you.
The way Messi scores his goals is different from how Cristiano Ronaldo scores. That is because they have both learned how to use their own strengths, adapting their playing style to the game. You must do the same, think on what are your greatest attributes and create a playing style according to them.
#13 Tips for midfielders and defenders
As I said at the beginning, if you’re not a striker you should remember that your priority is not to score. Midfielders should focus in creating game and recovering the ball, and defenders must defend. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t score goals at all. We’ve seen great scoring midfielders and defenders during the years. Here are a couple of tips for each one.
More goals as a midfielder
If you’re a midfielder, I would say that the best way to score more goals is to start shooting more from outside the box. Normally, great midfielders have a great shooting technique, which is why it’s very common to see them scoring from this distance. Also, it offers an alternative when the defense is standing strong to create danger. If the goalkeeper gets to stop the shot, there are great chances the ball will still be in play, increasing the chances of the team to score.
Another great way is by moving to the space when making crosses. In the image below, you can see what I am trying to explain. The winger carries the ball and is about to make a cross to the box were all the defenders and attackers are. The midfielder moves to the space and the winger makes a cross backwards to where the midfielder is, so he now has an open shot opportunity. This is a very common play to see in big clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona.
More goals as a defender
In an interview to Sergio Ramos, he was asked to give some tips for defenders that wanted to score more goals as he did. He said: “You should always remember that your main purpose is to defend your goal. Scoring goals shouldn’t be a priority for you. If you have the chance to score, then great, but always focus on defending your own goal first.
He is totally right, but he didn’t give us the answer we were waiting. I decided to analyze some of the aspects that make a goalscoring defender. First of all you need to know when are the ideal game situations when a defender should go to the attack to score a goal.
- Corner kicks: Defenders are usually the tallest guys in the team, which is why it is very common that they go to head the ball at corner kicks. Just make sure to have a teammate (maybe an attacker or midfielder) that covers your position.
- For late comebacks: If your team is losing the game and desperately needs a comeback for the win, then defenders are totally allowed to attack to get the late winner. When this happens, usually even goalkeepers move forward for the goal. At this point it’s the same to lose by one or two goals.
- Freekicks: Some teams like preparing tactical plays to score on freekicks that include the defenders presence.
As you can see, central defenders usually use their best attributes which are height and strength to score. For this reason, if you want to be a complete defender, it is important that you master your heading technique.
In the other hand, if you’re a short height full-back, then you can absolutely score in other ways. Take as an example Marcelo and Dani Carvajal at Real Madrid. They score goals by making combinations of passes with their teammates until they reach the goal. Again, make sure you use your strengths to adapt your playing style to the game.
Make sure to check out my article “How to be a Better Soccer Defender” so you get all the tips to master your defending technique and be the most complete defender you can be.
Drills to practice
Shooting to the sides
A great drill alike to practice is the one you can see in the picture. You can use two objects of your preference and you put them about two feet away from each post. The idea is that you finish scoring between the object and the post. This drill is great to practice precision and improving your finishing skills. The closer you position the objects to the post the harder it will be, but the better you’ll train your precision.
There are a lot of variation you can do. You can have someone make crosses, and you have to finish scoring in the area. You can also have someone make passes to you and you have to quickly position yourself with the fewest touches possible to finish scoring between the post and the object and the post. The possibilities are endless, get creative with this exercise.
Two touches: Turn and shoot
This is one I like a lot and that you can perfectly combine with the previous drill and a goalkeeper. You position backwards from the goal. Have someone pass you the ball (or pass it to yourself by making it bounce to a wall), and with only two touches you have to turn and shoot to the goal. To make it more difficult you can add the objects from the previous exercise, a goalkeeper, and a defender.
This exercise is great because it helps you be an “economic” player. As I said previously, an economic player is one that gets the best results with the fewest amount of touches. If you want to score more goals, you need to be able to make a shot at uncomfortable positions and with few touches.
Shooting standing still
It is very helpful to practice shooting the ball when you’re standing still. This helps your body get use to shooting at uncomfortable situations when your body isn’t 100% prepared to make a shot. This will also help you increase the power of your shot even if you don’t have an appropriate run-up.
Crossing and finishing
This is one of the drills I’ve seen the most being practiced by professional teams. To do the drill you will need at least two players. Have someone running in the wing and making crosses to the box. The player in the box needs to put the ball in the net with only one touch. It can either be with your head, your feet or every single part of your body that isn’t your hands. This is a great exercise to improve first touch finishing and improvisation.
How to get the most out of this drills
Readiness: prepare with purpose. When training, always put quality over quantity. In soccer it’s not about training more, it’s about training better. Also, use smart goals to maintain your purpose and stay in track until you accomplish what you want. Always go one step at a time.
Put yourself in real game situations. Every time you practice these drills, you have to put yourself in real game situations. Train with intensity, just as if you were playing a game. By doing this, you put quality over quantity and, when the real game comes, you’ll be able to execute just as you did at practice. Make sure to create drills that simulate real movements and situations that can happen in a game.
Being a better player = Making more goals
If you improve your skills as a soccer player, naturally you’ll get more goals. There is no magic formula to becoming better, but the answer on how to get started and get in the right path is in my article about The Best Soccer Training Program Online.
Can defenders score in soccer? Of course they can. Commonly defenders score goals in corner kicks with a header because they are the tallest players in the field. We’ve seen great scoring defenders through the years like Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique. Defenders should always remember that their most important duty is to defend and not to score goals.
What happens if same points and goal difference? Every tournament will have their unique differentiation factors. If both points and goal difference are tied, the team with the most goals scored from the two will pass. If they are still tied in this aspects, yellow and red cards will determine the winner. If even after this they are still tied, usually the winner will be determined with a coin toss.
How to Score More Goals With Few Useful Tips and Tricks
Everyone that has played soccer before knows that scoring soccer goals is a great feeling. For a few seconds you will feel that you are the king of the world.
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However, in order to become a top goal scorer you will need to work hard and see every practice and game as a chance to improve your scoring abilities.
So, to help you on your way to the stars, I will give you 8 tips that I believe will help you increase your scoring skills.
The most important skill a top scorer needs to master is the ability to shoot with both feet. There are of course players that managed to score many soccer goals by only shooting with one foot.
However, some of the best scorers ever (Pele, Ronaldo Nazario Luiz De Lima, Van Basten etc) were masters at firing well accurate shoots with both feet.
Try to finish as fast as possible. If you study some of the best professional players in the world you will notice that they rarely touch the ball more than twice before finishing at the goal. I recommend you therefore to do the same as you will be able to score more soccer goals.
You must know what to do before the ball lands at your feet. If you wish to score many goals you need to be one step ahead of your opponents. To achieve this you will need to know your next move before you even have received the ball.
Don’t stand still. You should never stand still while waiting for the ball. Instead, be at your toes and move forward, backwards, left and right.
If you just stand still you will rarely get a scoring chance because the opponents will not have any problems with marking you.
Don’t shoot hard while you are 10-15 yards from the goal. One thing that many top scorers have in common is the fact that they generally like to fire accurate and well placed shoots near the posts rather than firing hard and impossible to control missiles.
I have seen a lot of players with hard shoots but they rarely score any goals because these types of shoots rarely hit the goal.
Monitor the position of the goalkeeper. Never shoot at the goal without checking the position of the goalkeeper. I know by experience that many goalies like to stand a few yards from the goal line.
They are doing this because it gives them opportunity to cut off the angles and make them look bigger than what they actually are.
However, if you are clever you will take that and use it to your advantage and surprise the goalkeepers with a chip or a low and well aimed shoot.
Don’t think too much. This one may sound strange but it isn’t. To score many goals you will need to think little as possible. A classic example of this is when you find yourself alone with the goalkeeper.
I can assure you that if you start to argue with yourself whether you should dribble the goalie, shoot under/over him, chip etc you will immediately decrease your chances of scoring.
This is what I mean with thinking as little as possible. Once you find yourself in a scoring position you need to quickly decide what to do and then stick to that.
Always try to be the first at the ball. When you are inside the 18 yard box you need to be like a hungry tiger. This means that you need to always get the first touch on the ball.
The opponents will take any possible measurement to stop you and it is therefore crucial to sacrifice you even if you feel that chances for scoring are pretty low.
I hope that you have found the tips presented in this article valuable and that you will benefit from them.
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A. Diagnosing why your team isn’t scoring more goals
– 2 reasons why you aren’t scoring more goals
– Increasing your number of shots
– Increasing your scoring percentage
– Evaluating your style and type of attack
– Evaluating whether a different formation would work better
B. The 7 ways most soccer goals are scored
C. 37 soccer attacking tips, tactics & strategies (breakaways, penalty kicks, free kicks, throw ins, far post play, wing attack vs. frontalattack, corner kicks, types of shots, movement off the ball, direct vs. indirect attack, target forwards, support, rebounds, passing to space vs. passing to feet, using decoys to pull defenders out of position, how too much emphasis on a possession style of play can harm your attack, and more)
A. HOW TO DIAGNOSE WHY YOUR TEAM ISN’T SCORING MORE GOALS
- If you aren’t scoring many goals, it is due to one of two reasons:
- You either aren’t getting enough shots on goal or
- You are getting shots but they aren’t scoring.
- If the problem is No. 1, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you getting enough players into shooting range (i.e., into the Penalty Box)?
- Are your players “crossing” or “centering” the ball into the Penalty Box to create scoring opportunities?
- Do you have someone off the far post? You will get 3 or 4 opportunities per game if you have an attacker (a F or MF) play off the Far Post.
- Do you teach the concepts of “First Attacker”, “Second Attacker”, and “Third Attacker”? (The First Attacker must have support).
- If the problem is No. 2, ask yourself these questions:
- Are shots from too far out? (It is tough to score with long shots against a good, tall goal keeper, but shooting at the top of the goal can be a good tactic against a short goalie and can create opportunities off rebounds).
- If close in, are shots low and to the corner? (See “Finish”).
- Do your players follow the shot for rebounds? (See “Rebound”).
- Consider the style and type of attack you use and whether it is effective. Consider:
- The Style and Pace of Your Attack — Is it a “Direct” or “Indirect / Possession Style” attack?
- The Direction of Your Attack — Is it from the Front (Frontal) or from the side (Wing)?
- The Width of Your Attack — Is it “Narrow” or “Wide”? (Too narrow is bad but too wide can be ineffective if players are too far from the ball).
You should use a style and type of attack that is realistic and will allow your team to be successful. For example, most Rec teams can be more successful using a “Direct” attack than an “Indirect / Possession Style” attack.
Every team should avoid an attack that is too “Narrow” because it is too easy to defend. Adding “width” can greatly help some attacks. (A “Narrow” attack is when attackers are too close together. An example of a “wide” attack would be to have the First Attacker (e.g., the Right Forward) on the right side, the Center Forward out from the Near Post and the Left Forward out from the Far Post).
The type of attack that is most effective also depends on the circumstances. For example, against a good, quick goalie, a “wing” attack which crosses the ball from the side to the center will be more effective than a “frontal” attack. This is because it is more difficult to defend. A “wing” attack is an excellent option if your team is capable of executing it.
- Consider the Formation you use and whether a different one would work better. (See “Formations”).
- Are you able to clear the ball off your end of the field? (“your end” is the end your Goalie is in and is called your Defensive Third)
- Are you able to move the ball into the Attacking Third?
See “Attacking”, “Attacking Plan”, “Finish”, “Formations”, “First Attacker” & 23 Of The Best SoccerHelp Tips & Tactics for more ideas. Also, see the section titled “Evaluating Your Teams Play”.
B. THE 7 WAYS MOST SOCCER GOALS ARE SCORED
Obviously, for any goal to be scored there must be a shot from within scoring range. Thus, as discussed above, a simple way to increase your chances of scoring is to increase your number of quality shots. It can be useful to think about how most goals are scored. By this I mean the build-up or actions that lead to goals. From the list below, you can think about which might work for your team.
What your team can do depends upon the age and skill level of your players and the amount of time your entire team practices. If you have a typical Recreational team with some skillful players, some unathletic players and limited practice time, it is unrealistic to expect your team to play like a select team that practices 4 hours per week. However, you can keep in mind that most goals are scored by getting players into scoring position and then passing, crossing, or centering the ball into the other team’s Penalty Box. In any case, you can only win if your players hustle and win the ball. At Forward, an alert, quick player who will fight for the ball may be better than a faster, more skillful player.
1. Goals Scored From In Front Of The Goal That Don’t Fit In Other Categories (Obviously, to score from in front of your goal, your team must be onside, which means the defenders are defending deep, or you have moved the ball near the other team’s goal line).
- Crossing Passes. A “cross” is when the ball is kicked from the right or left side of the field toward the area in front of the goal. A cross is often not a pass to a specific person as much as a kicking of the ball to the space in front of the goal with the expectation that one or more teammates will be there. Advancing the ball down the sideline is a good tactic because it allows teammates to move toward the other teams goal without being ” offside”. Thus, it can allow attackers to move into scoring position. It also has the advantages of “Spreading the Field” and creating “Width in Attack”. “Long Corner Kicks” are a type of “cross”. (See “Creating Space”, “Cross”, “Spread the Field”, “Pass to Space”, and “Width in Attack”).
- Centered Balls. When you make a “cross” you are “centering the ball”. Thus, the two concepts are similar. However, the term “cross” means to center the ball from the side of the field, whereas the ball can be “centered” from any place on the field. (See “Center The Ball”, and “Pass To Space”).
- Rebounds. If your players will follow shots and be alert, they will get several good scoring opportunities per game from rebounds. Encourage one-touch shots on rebounds. (See “Rebound”).
2. Breakaways. Often, these occur when an attacker runs onto a “Through Ball”. This can be especially effective if the other teams FB’s push up on their attack. (See “Breakaway”, “Counterattack”, “Attacking Plan”, “Through Ball”, “Formations”, “Push Up”, and “Spread the Field”).
3. Combination Passing In The “Attacking Third”. You should encourage passing in the Attacking Third. Teach your players to pass if they have a pass and to only dribble if they don’t have a pass or can dribble and score. The exception to this might be if you have a brilliant dribbler, but even then it is a bad habit to try to dribble through all the defenders because it doesn’t encourage teamwork and a good dribbler can be stopped by assigning a defender to “shadow mark” him. (See “Combination Play”, “Creating Space”, “When To Dribble”, “Give and Go”, and “Finish”).
4. Free Kicks and “Corner Kicks”. “Free Kicks” and “Corner Kicks” are two types of “set plays” that result in scoring opportunities. Both create good rebound opportunities and free kicks (both direct and indirect) give the opportunity for direct shots on goal (although a player must touch the indirect kick first). (See “Free Kick” and “Corner Kick”).
5. Long Shots. Long ground balls rarely score in Rec soccer, but long air balls can be effective, especially against a short or slow goalie, or if the ball is wet. The key to these long air balls is accuracy; chips usually score more than hard drives. Long shots can also result in rebound opportunities, either off the goalie or off the goal. A mistake many youth make is playing too close to the goal for rebounds with the result that the rebound bounces behind them. It is better to stay 5 or 6 steps from the goal.
6. Dribbling. A great dribbler can be very effective in scoring and in creating scoring opportunities by pulling multiple defenders toward him, which leaves teammates open. In the past two seasons my team has only lost one game and we lost that one because a great dribbler scored 4 goals. I coach a Rec team and don’t like to assign a “shadow marker”, but I should have in that game and will the next time we play against a dribbler of that skill. If you have a great dribbler on your team, a very effective tactic is to have him attack the goal, but have a Second Attacker trail him to be ready for a Back Pass and have another Second Attacker go to the goal front or The Far Post (ideally one to the Near Post and another to the Far Post). Teach the dribbler to look for an open teammate or to center the ball. (See “Combination Passing” above, “First Attacker”, “Formations”, “Creating Space”, “Finish”, and “When To Dribble”).
7. Penalty Kicks (“PK’s”). You will not get many chances to score on Penalty Kicks. However, there are 3 things to teach your teams:
- First, tell your players to stay out of the Penalty Box until after your shot is taken. If they go inside the Box early, you lose the ball and the shot doesn’t count.
- Second, tell your shooter to keep the ball on the ground and to aim for one side of the goal. In Rec soccer, most missed penalty kicks are due to the shooter trying too hard and missing the goal. It is better to try to pass the ball into the goal then to try to kill it. A shot low to the corner is very difficult for the goalie to stop.
- If you are defending a PK, I suggest having your goalie set up one step toward his left side (toward the shooter’s right post). This will encourage the kicker to kick toward his left post. Have your goalie move to his right as soon as the shooter starts his run (once he starts he can’t stop). The goalie will have a chance to block the shot and his movement might make the shooter pull his shot and shoot wide (This is especially true since most shooters are right footed and a shot toward the left post will have a natural curve). Also, tell your players to stay out of the Box until after the kick so the shooter doesn’t get a second chance.
C. 37 ATTACKING TIPS, TACTICS & STRATEGIES
Scoring goals isn’t all about skill, it has a lot to do with hustle, teamwork, winning the ball, the formation and style of play you use, and your ability as a coach to motivate your team and to put players in a position where they can help your team score. You can’t turn unathletic players into great athletes or greatly improve the skill of players who don’t come to practice, but there are some things you can do:
- Encourage hustle and alertness. This is critical. The easiest and most effective way I know to motivate hustle is by using motivational incentive patches – that is what I did when I coached. You can click here to read about the patches. Motivation is critical for any team in every sport.
- Teach your team to hustle, play tough & win the ball & reward this behavior. If you don’t, you will lose to teams that do. I coached boys teams & gave out small red soccer ball patches (which they called “Blood Patches” and could iron on their jerseys) to those who played with toughness & bravery or really hustled to win the ball. This patch was coveted. We now sell these patches.
- Encourage teamwork and support; teach the concepts of “First Attacker”, “Second Attacker”, and “Third Attacker”. (See “First Attacker” and “Support”).
- Encourage following shots for rebounds. (See “Rebound” and “Finish”).
- Encourage your Forwards to aggressively pressure the ball when they lose it in the “Attacking Third” and try to win it back. If they are called for a foul, it won’t hurt you since the ball is far away from your goal.
- Bring up “numbers” on your attack and try to get several Forwards into The Penalty Box and two midfielders just outside The Penalty Box for support. One way to move Forwards up is to attack down the side and then try to cross the ball into the “center” (i.e., into The Penalty Box). As long as attackers stay behind the ball they aren’t “offside”.
- Encourage the “Far Forward” (i.e., the Forward farthest from the ball) or the Far MF to play off the “Far Post)” when you attack. In every game there will be 3 or 4 good scoring opportunities off the Far Post. The key is to hold position and to be patient, alert, opportunistic and to take quick one-touch shots before the Goalie can recover. Another advantage is that this player has a better view of the field than any defender since it is impossible for a defender to be between this player and the goal and watch the ball & the Far Post attacker at the same time. This is why crosses to the Far Post are so effective and are one of the most effective tactics against a great, quick goalie. NOTE: On a cross, if you play 3 Forwards, you should have the Far Forward play off the Far Post and the Center Forward play the Center of the goal, but if you only play 2 Forwards, you should have the Far Forward play the Center of the goal and the Far MF play off the Far Post. At very advanced levels, an attacker such as the Center Forward can play off the Near Post, but it’s better for Rec players to play the Center because it’s easier to score there.
- Encourage one-touch shots in front of the goal. Your attackers will often have an opportunity to score on a one-touch shot but will be shut down if they try to dribble or even two-touch.
- Try “short corners” 50% of the time. Your chances of scoring on short corners are better than on long corners and you will improve your chances of scoring when you try a long corner by keeping the opposing defense off balance. See “Short Corner Set Play and Corner Kick Attacking Strategies”.
- In certain cases, encourage long shots at the top of the goal. Long shots, and even long chips, can be effective in the following cases and can result in rebound opportunities:
a. Against a short goalie
b. Against a slow goalie
c. On a wet day or if the grass is wet (i.e., if the ball is slick a high shot is hard to hold)
d. If the defenders aren’t pressuring long shots (e.g., if they are packed into the Penalty Box). In this case, put some attackers in the Box for rebounds.
e. If the goalie comes out of the goal a lot (i.e., “off his line”).
(See “Long Shots” in “The 7 Ways Most Soccer Goals Are Scored”).
- On the other teams Goal Kicks, Punts and Throw Ins, teach your players to mark up behind an opponent and step in front and steal the ball. This tactic will help your team hugely and result in more scoring opportunities. It helps both your defense, since your players will be in good position to defend if the opponent gets the ball, and it helps your offense by creating turnover opportunities. By marking behind the opponent, your players can see what the opponent is doing and if the ball goes over their head (e.g., on a Goal Kick), they can box out the opponent and have an advantage, or if the ball is short they can step in front of the opponent to win it. (See “Coaching Rules No. 1, 2, and 3”).
- Big Throw-Ins can create scoring opportunities. In one of our pre-season practices I always line everyone up to be sure they know the proper technique for an Advanced Throw-In (See “Skills” for how to teach an Advanced Throw-In). At this time, we also have a contest to see who can make the longest throw-in. If you have a player who can make a long throw-in, consider saving them for 2 occasions:
a. To create a breakaway. This is possible if you are near the halfway line and the other teams FB’s are pushed up. Have a fast receiver start close to the thrower and then quickly run down the line. As soon as the receiver breaks, have the thrower make a long throw down the line. Other Forwards should run toward goal for a “cross”. Remember, a player is not offside if he receives the ball direct from a throw-in.
b. Throw into scoring range. This is possible if the throw-in occurs in your “Attacking Third”. Try to do this quickly before the other team is in position. Simply put 4 or 5 players in scoring position and have the thrower throw the ball toward them. Your attackers must fight for the ball and win it. If they have the opportunity for a quick one-touch or two-touch shot, they should take it. My team scored a goal last season this way. As a diversion, you can put a player down the sideline which may pull several defenders away from the goal.
- Teach “Movement Off The Ball”. Two simple things to teach are:
1. Attackers should stay a pass apart to “create space”.
2. Receivers should move away from the ballhandler as he approaches them in order to “create space”. (If they don’t move, then their defender is in a position to pressure the ballhandler as the ballhandler gets closer to the receiver). (See “Creating Space”. This is critical to a good attack).
- Teach “Passing To Space”, as opposed to “Passing To Feet”. Passing to Space:
a. Allows a quick counterattack
b. Encourages “movement off the ball”
c. Is a more creative attacking style and encourages players to think about how to use open space to advance the attack.
d. Teaches attackers to be alert and opportunistic and that they must go to the ball and not wait for the ball to come to them.
(See “Pass To Space”, “Formations”, “Attacking Plan”, “Styles of Play”, and “Creating Space”).
- Teach your players how to “chip” and “loft” the ball. This is important for long shots, to “clear” the ball, and for “over-the-top” passes. For an easy way to teach this see the “Chips / Lofted Passes” Practice Game.
- Have an Attacking Plan. See “Attacking Plan” in Premium.
- Use a Formation that works for your team. See “Formations”.
- Use a “Style of Play” that works for your team. See “Style of Play” and “Formations” in the Dictionary.
- Assign players to positions where they can be successful and help the team. See the section titled “Assigning Positions”.
- When your goal is under attack, be sure your Offensive MF’s and Fowards stay the proper distance from the ball, shift with the ball side to side, and position themselves to win a pass or a cleared ball. (See item 4 of “Attacking Plan” and “Shift and Sag” in the Dictionary). This will help ensure your MF’s and F’s are in position to win many of the cleared balls and your chances will be increased because you will have several players in the area to which the ball is most likely to be cleared. Another advantage of shifting is that even if the opponent wins the ball, your players should be in good position to defend.
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- Dribbling. A great dribbler can be very effective in scoring and in creating scoring opportunities by pulling multiple defenders toward him, which leaves teammates open. In the past two seasons my team has only lost one game and we lost that one because a great dribbler scored 4 goals. I coach a rec team and don’t like to assign a “shadow marker”, but I should have in that game and will the next time we play against a dribbler of that skill. If you have a great dribbler on your team, a very effective tactic is to have him attack the goal, but have a Second Attacker trail him to be ready for a Back Pass and have another Second Attacker go to the goal front or the Far Post (ideally one to the Near Post and another to the Far Post). Teach the dribbler to look for an open teammate or to center the ball. (See “Combination Passing” above, “First Attacker”, “Formations”, “Creating Space”, “Finish”, and “When To Dribble”).
- Penalty Kicks (“PK’s”). You will not get many chances to score on Penalty Kicks. However, there are 3 things to teach your teams:
- First, tell your players to stay out of the Penalty Box until after your shot is taken. If they go inside the Box early, you lose the ball and the shot doesn’t count.
- Second, tell your shooter to keep the ball on the ground and to aim for one side of the goal. In rec soccer, most missed penalty kicks are due to the shooter trying too hard and missing the goal. It is better to try to pass the ball into the goal then to try to kill it. A shot low to the corner is very difficult for the goalie to stop.
- If you are defending a PK, I suggest having your goalie set up one step toward his left side (toward the shooter’s right post). This will encourage the kicker to kick toward his left post. Have your goalie move to his right as soon as the shooter starts his run (once he starts he can’t stop). The goalie will have a chance to block the shot and his movement might make the shooter pull his shot and shoot wide (This is especially true since most shooters are right footed and a shot toward the left post will have a natural curve). Also, tell your players to stay out of the Penalty Box until after the kick so the shooter doesn’t get a second chance.
- Consider Trying One or Two “Target” Forwards. A “target forward” is a very fast striker who you leave pushed up at all times and who shifts from side to side with the ball. This will hold 2 or 3 defenders & keep them away from your goal. The target forward should try to win cleared balls and be alert for “through balls” and breakaway opportunities.
- Hydration & Carbohydrate Intake. Studies show that players who drink Gatorade-type drinks before a game, at half-time and on the sideline perform significantly better in the second half. I have tried this and it works. It can be worth a goal. This is especially true if you have fewer players than your opponent, play on a big field or have out-of-shape players. Like most coaches I used to rely on the players to bring their own water to the games. Studies that found that players who drank Gatorade type drinks before a game did better in the second half of a game than when they didn’t drink the Gatorade before the game. The reason was simple: they had more energy left. My recommendation is to have them drink Gatorade before and during the game, both when it’s hot and even when it isn’t hot (i.e., at all games, hot or cold). For more about this read Good Hydration and Carbohydrate Intake Can Be Worth A Goal On a Hot Day.
- Against a good, quick goalie use a “wing” attack. Attack down the side and cross the ball to the front of the goal. This is more difficult to defend than a “frontal” attack.
- Choose a CMF or COMF with good dribbling skills. Your CMF or Center Offensive Midfielder is a very important position, especially if your formation only has 2 Forwards. Ideally, choose a CMF or COMF who has good dribbling and passing skills. They don’t have to be fast. This player will get several opportunities per game to dribble toward the goal from 25-35 yards out. This will force the defenders to pull out to defend, which will open up space for your forwards to exploit.
- FreeKick From 20 Yards In Front Of Goal (Advanced). If you have this type of free kick, try to put a player with good heading skills in the defenders “wall”, loft the ball straight at him and have him try to get his head on it to re-direct it a little. Re-directed balls are very tough for a goalie to stop.
- A lack of scoring can be an offshoot of too much small sided play & too much emphasis on a possession style of play. This is particularly true if your Attacking Plan or Style of Play is complex and causing your players to be hesitant or indecisive (read “Possession Style” in Dictionary). It can also happen if your players objective becomes to control the ball instead of attacking. In that case, what can happen is a lack of aggressiveness and attacking creativity; your team may become very good at “keep away”, but not good at scoring. If you are dominating but not scoring, read “Assigning Positions” & “Evaluating Your Teams Play”. Try the “3 Man Direct, Wing Attacking Game”, “Kick A Crossed Ball Game” and “Run To Ball & Shoot With Side Of Foot Game”, which are three important skill building games that teach crossing the ball and one-touch shots. Keep in mind that to score, you must get players into scoring position, and that having several players in scoring position is better than having only one. Teach your F’s & MF’s to “GO TO GOAL” & to get in the Box when the opportunity occurs & to 1-touch finish. The “3 Man Direct, Wing Attacking Game” is a great way to teach this. Instead of small sided, try the “Small Sided Scrimmage Without A Goalie” game, but only for about 15 minutes per practice; it is a type of small sided game that emphasizes working the ball to within scoring distance, but also teaches everyone to be a tough defender.
- How to Distract the Defense and Get a Small, Quick Forward Open to Score. If you have a Forward who is small and quick, and can score if he or she isn’t double-teamed, put a big, fast, intimidating player as the other forward to draw attention and gave the small, quick forward some space. I have a small forward like that. He has a natural talent for being in position, a great one touch shot, explosive quickness, can beat a single defender off the dribble, and plays with controlled aggression. He scored 4 goals in our last game because the opposing defense was focused on the big intimidating forward who I put up front with him to “pull” the defense away from the small forward. From Coach Sean, middle school coach
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A Trick to Scoring Goals: How to Score More in Soccer
Goals in soccer are cherished because they come so far and few between. In fact, the most common final scores in soccer are 1-0, 1-1, and 0-0.
Scoring goals is tough and everyone wants to be the hero who scores the game winning goal, but knowing just one simple fact will help you score more goals.
The fact is that over 90% of all goals are scored from inside the 18-yard box.
This fact leads to two important points. One, you need to be fit enough to get into the penalty box, and two, you need to practice shooting and scoring from inside and around the penalty box.
The Effect of Fitness on Scoring More Goals
First, we know soccer players need to be fit, which is why many teams require players to pass various fitness tests.
But it’s for good reason, as fitness helps with a player’s touch and communication. Additionally, fitness helps you score more goals! How does this happen?
By getting yourself into the correct scoring position, which means making runs inside your defender.
You will need to be in an all out sprint to beat your defender to the ball allowing you a chance to score your goal.
Most goals are scored by strikers and wingers compared to midfielders and defenders.
So if you are midfielder or a defender, you need to be fit to get up the field into the penalty box to make a run inside your defender to score a goal.
Of course, you also need to get back to defend your penalty box by not letting a forward make a run inside of you.
If you are a forward or winger, you need to be fit in order to continue making runs inside of your defender.
Goal scorers have determination, grit, and make a concentrated effort to get into the right position, making runs inside your defender.
When you scrimmage, make the effort every time to make runs inside your defender. This concentrated effort will help with your fitness.
How to Practice So You Can Score More
Also practice shooting and scoring goals inside and around the penalty box. Practice scoring goals with the instep or laces, inside of the foot and your head because these are the surfaces used to score the most goals. When practicing, always hit a moving ball.
Overall, there are a couple of good ways practice shooting. One is to shoot inside the penalty box but outside the six yard box. Another is to have the ball move parallel to the penalty box.
When inside the penalty box but outside the six yard box, your first touch needs to be towards the near post and your shot needs to be to the far post.
This way if you shot doesn’t go in, then your teammate has a chance to tap it in.
When having the ball move parallel to the penalty box, practice curling the ball to the far post and hitting an instep shot to the near post.
If you get your hips all the way around, then you may get the ball to start outside the near post and come back to slide right inside the post.
Want to score more goals? If you’re like most players and say “yes,” there are some things that you need to consistently do on the field. You need to get into penalty box while making runs inside your defender.
You also need to be prepared to score with your instep, inside of your foot, or even your head. No matter how the ball falls to you, you need to be comfortable using whatever part of your body is in the best position to send it into the net.
Best of luck with applying these techniques and (hopefully) scoring more goals.
How to score more goals in football.
There is nothing more enjoyable than
scoring goals. So how can you score more goals? There is no magic formula, but there are some simple tips to help increase your chances of scoring goals.
1. Technique – First Touch
All players must have a good first touch to get the ball under control quickly. However, the key is to make sure your first touch sets up your second touch. This can be practiced by kicking a ball off a wall or rebounder and controlling it with one foot and passing it with the other. This type of training will encourage your first touch to be good enough so you can quickly get your pass away with your second. This will lead you nicely into the technique required for finishing.
2. Technique – Finishing
Once you are confident getting the ball under control then move onto your finishing technique. There are many different kinds of finishes but we will concentrate on two; with the laces for straighter power strike and with the side of your foot for more bend and accuracy (finesse strike).
Again, your first touch will set you up for the type of finish you require. If you are left footed you might take your first touch across your body, control it with your left and finish with your left via your laces. Alternatively, you might take your first touch with your right foot to get ball into a position where you can use your left to bend the ball towards goal with the side-foot.
This kind of preparation is key for any strike in football, be it a pass or shot. Another key area is your standing foot placement – if you are striking the ball with your left foot then your right foot needs to be next to the ball (about 6 – 8″ away) to help your balance, accuracy and power.
Bonus Tip – your standing foot should be pointed in the direction you want the ball to go.
Either way, it is best to get your body over the ball for both finishes as this will keep your shot lowand avoid the ball flying over the bar.
Here’s a good video that breaks down power strike technique –
Here’s a good video that breaks down sidefoot finishing techniques –
3. Want The Ball
Now we have the proper technique, we need to remove or minimise the next obstacle – pesky defenders. Defenders love nothing more than attackers standing still and being easy to mark (and tackle). If you are always on the move, then you are harder to mark. Think about it like this, over the course of a game, if you continually run in behind the defence, a defender needs to track your run every time. You only need them to forget to track your run once to be in on goal. The more you move, and in particular the more you make positive forward runs, the more opportunities to score you will get. Combine movement with the correct technique and you will score more goals.
4. Be Confident
In a game, you might have lots of shots which go wide, over the bar, be blocked by a defender or get saved by the goalkeeper. It’s enough to make you lose confidence in yourself, which makes you pass instead of shoot or delay your shots just enough for a defender to get back and block the shot.
However, all players miss chances. You need to keep making runs so you get more opportunities to score. If you find yourself missing chances and starting to doubt yourself, relax on the ball, remember your technique and be confident. Do these things and the goals will come.
5. Be Ruthless
If you get a little bit of space to get a shot away, then don’t delay the shot. This will let a defender get a block in. Instead, be ruthless and get your shot away. It might go straight in, it might take a deflection and go in, or the goalkeeper might make a mistake and it might go in. It is no coincidence that the more shots a player has, the luckier they appear to be.
The main point is that unless you are ruthless and get shots away, you can’t score goals.
6. Practice with a Purpose
You can use your back garden and a Samba football goal to practice your technique, but always practice with a purpose. If you place the ball down, take 4 steps back and smash it straight into the net then how often will you get the chance to do that during a game? It is more likely you will be finishing while on the move after beating a defender, receiving a pass or if the ball breaks to you. Try to replicate these scenarios when practicing. You can use a cone, pole or mannequin to act as the defender and do the following:
Beat the defender with a move and then finish
Dribble up to the defender, shift the ball either side of the defender to create space and
Knock the ball around the defender to replicate a through ball, chase it and finish while on
Bounce the ball in the air and practice finishing when the ball is at different heights (so
replicate the ball breaking to you)
Practice your technique with both feet to increase your chances of scoring.
These are just some simple tips to help you get into more positions to score more goals. When you are in those positions it is important to have the correct technique to be able to put the ball in the net. However, as a coach I always say that I cannot help improve a players finishing if they do not shoot so be ruthless and get a strike at goal when the chance presents itself. The better your movement and technique, combined with confidence and ruthlessness, the better your goal tally will be at the end of the season.
What do you think? Have we missed any tips out? Let us know in the comments below.
90,000 How to score a goal in football
How to score a goal in football? It would seem that the answer is obvious: in any way that does not violate the rules of the game. But, as life shows, even football players and coaches do not always know the rules of the game of millions. Let’s answer an elementary question – how can you score a goal?
And to begin with, let’s remember what a goal is, in fact. A goal is called if the ball completely crosses the goal line between the posts and under the crossbar. The key word is “completely”.That is, the ball must not touch the goal line or be parallel to it even partially in the air. There is a misconception that if most of the ball is behind the goal line, then a goal. This is not true.
A goal is not counted in such cases – if the ball was scored in violation of the rules, if it was not in play (was outside the field before entering the goal, or the match was stopped by the referee), the ball crossed the goal line after a free kick or a dropped ball , without touching anyone, and also if the ball suddenly found itself in its own goal, immediately after a kick from a corner (which is difficult to imagine, but still), free kick or free kick, without touching anyone.In addition, a goal is not awarded if the ball enters the goal immediately after being out-of-bound, regardless of who was throwing it.
So, what to do in order for the referee to count the goal, we have decided – to make the ball completely cross the goal line under the crossbar and between the bars, without breaking the rules. Now let’s think about how exactly this can be done.
Naturally, the closer you are to the gate, the more chances you have of hitting it. Although there are theoretical chances to score a goal from any point on the football field.There were times when goalkeepers scored with their counterparts from their own goal. But these are still exceptions. Recall also that a goal can be scored with any part of the body, except for the hand. Although hand goals are sometimes counted if the referee does not notice the violation. The case of Diego Maradona is remembered by all.
In order to score a goal in football, you need to break away from your opponent, choose the optimal position to score, and finally land an accurate shot. There are times when this needs to be done with the head after a cross from a corner, free kick, or just during a positional attack.Strive to find the shortest path to the gate, do not forget about long-range strikes, which are a rather formidable weapon. Often goals are scored after set pieces – free kicks, corners (direct kicks and after passes) and, of course, from a penalty kick.
However, if you want to score a goal, it is not enough just to choose the position, distance and method of hitting. You need to have a good hit with different parts of the foot (cheek, instep, toe, etc.).
A good striker must be able to play “on the second floor” in order to be able to score goals with his head (even a small striker is useful this skill).
In general, we hope that we answered the question of how to score a goal in football. And finally, the most important thing is to train!
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Kagarlitskiy: my job is to score goals while I don’t do it
Dynamo Moscow forward Dmitry Kagarlitskiy said that he wasn’t doing his job in the KHL season and had to improve.Sport RIA Novosti, 18.10.2020
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“Who would have thought that Svech is capable of scoring goals”
fight for a place in the main squad of the Detroit Red Wings Evgeny Svechnikov in
Sunday scored his third goal in the current campaign.
24 years old
the native of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk distinguished himself in the match against the Columbus Blue Jackets.Svechnikov opened the scoring in the 11th minute of the first period.
transfer from Darren Helm in the Columbus area, Eugene moved to the center and applied
excellent wrist throw, thus breaking through Elvis Merzlikin.
Wings “ultimately won 4: 1, and Svechnikov was recognized
the third star of the match.
to get acquainted with what the Detroit team wrote about the Russian after this goal
– This is a throw, EU!
Incredibly, the Wings hockey player threw great
goal, and the puck flew into the net through the traffic! Previously, this happened with
Detroit players rarely.
– It was a real damn rocket! Stunned!
– Aha-ha. Who would have thought that Candles could score
goals! (probably sarcastically addressing
the head coach of Detroit, every now and then, seemingly for no particular reason, unhooking Svechnikov from the squad).
– This is a bullet!
– The candle strikes a sniper shot!
And now again will go
to spare part …
– Enjoy, Candle.You will be seated again soon.
– Just see, he didn’t regroup with the team and
scored a goal while surrounded by four opponents at once. Not very smart
hockey. (with irony).
– What !? Isn’t Evgeny Svechnikov yet
waste material !?
– You probably have about 9 shifts left before
so as you find yourself again sent to the reserve.So give them all the best!
– It seems to me that the Candle is, in principle, an impersonation
– Please never leave Svechnikov again
outside the application. Thanks!
– Prepare to be disappointed.
– Yeah. This Candle guy sucks and doesn’t deserve
to go out on the ice, right, Blash? You will probably still find in
his performance some kind of negative to put in stock.Damn, how is it
90,000 News: Which club will Lionel Messi score for? – Expert
A very high-profile event took place in the world of football – Lionel Messi, the best player on the planet in recent years, announced on Tuesday that he was leaving Barcelona, to which he gave the best years of his football life. Naturally, any club dreams of getting such a football player, but the number of applicants for the Argentinean is sharply limited by his astronomical price.
If we talk about geography, then English Manchester will probably try to lure Messi. And, for sure, both Manchester superclubs will join the fight for the superstar: both City (MC) and United (Manchester United).
As for Lionel himself, his move to foggy Albion, despite not being the most suitable climate for a southerner, is quite possible. He follows the Premier League games closely. In addition, two of his close friends: Sergio Aguero and Cesc Fabregas have played in England for many years.
The move to Manchester City will look the most logical. Firstly, this club is coached by Pep Guardiola, who led Messi in Barcelona for many years, and secondly, Guardiola took with him to Manchester experienced staff, in particular Ferran Soriano and Tsiki Bergiristain, who helped Lionel in Barcelona.
In addition, City are one of the very few clubs that can meet the financial conditions necessary for the great Argentinean’s transition.
However, the Spanish media write that “MC” will face the fiercest competition from fellow countrymen.
Speaking of England, other clubs cannot be ruled out: Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. The continent must have greeted the news of Messi’s departure from Barcelona in Paris with great enthusiasm. This year’s Champions League finalist Paris Saint-Germain will, of course, try to seize this rare opportunity to dramatically improve next season. An important advantage of PSG is about the same huge financial opportunities as MS.
As for the culprit of the excitement, he, in the opinion of most experts, will prefer Paris to Manchester or London.In addition, moving to the French capital will help him reunite with the Brazilian Neymar. Recall that Neymar’s departure from Barça in 2017 was one of the many reasons for Lionel Messi’s current disagreements with the Spanish club.
Inter Milan may also take part in the fight for the Argentine superstar. Inter’s Chinese owners, Suning Holdings, dream of ending Juventus Turin’s nine-year Italian league dominance. They say that the president of “Inter” Stephen Zhang has already met with representatives of Messi and was pleased with the negotiations.
By the way, the rumors about the interest of Real Madrid in Messi were quickly denied by the representatives of the Argentinean. Messi will never play for Barça’s main rival, despite all his displeasure at Barça, they argue.
Of course, Lionel Messi can return to his homeland and end his career as a football player in the club from Rosario “Newells Old Boys”. In addition, he himself has repeatedly spoken about the dream of returning to Rosario at the end of his football career.
However, Messi believes that he can still play at a very high level for more than one year.This consideration alone is sufficient to preclude a return home. At least for now.
For the same reason, Lionel’s move to Asia can be ruled out, despite the enthusiasm with which Messi’s former teammates, Xavi, who plays in Qatar, and Iniesta, who plays in Japan, describe their game.
Of course, even if theoretically there is a possibility that Lionel Messi, despite his sincere desire to part with Barça, may remain in the Catalan club.One cannot nevertheless exclude the possibility that yesterday’s announcement of resignation is a last resort, something like blackmailing the team’s leadership and, first of all, the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu.
By the way, Bartomeu, a big fan of litigation, can significantly complicate the departure of the best footballer on the planet. For example, he can categorically demand 700 million euros for Messi. If the Argentinean tries to leave as a free agent, free of charge, then Josep Bartomeu will certainly go to court with pleasure.The latter scenario, by the way, will be the most terrible for all football fans, not to mention the fans of the Messiah himself, because in the event of a trial, he will hardly be able to enter the field in the 2020-21 season.
90,000 Lifehacks of basketball training: how to score goals for beginners
Even if you are a beginner basketball player, we will not give you a training plan, but we will tell you why the ball flies anywhere, but not into the ring and not into your hands.It’s all about technique: even with regular training and perseverance, novice adults and children often make simple mistakes. This is a shame, let’s fix it. Below are 11 life hacks on how to hone your technique to increase the likelihood of a goal for your team.
Basketball Shooting Rules for Beginners
1. Raise your hands
In pursuit of the attacker, raise your hands, even if you have your back to the gear, and even more so if you have a ring in front of you. Your raised arms will double your chances of catching the ball from your opponent.Do not neglect this little thing!
2. Make throws from the backboard
Even Tim Duncan did not neglect them! A square is drawn on the basketball backboard. If you are standing in front of the ring, then aim at the middle of the upper part of the square, if you are standing on the side, then at the corner. If you hit this square, the ball will fall into the ring 90% of the time. The law of physics and no fraud!
3. Look at the ring, not the ball
Practice driving the ball with your hand, not with your eyes, develop tactile control.When dribbling, your eyes should be on the ring and on the perception of your body’s position in relation to the ring. Then you will be able to strike the right posture and the throw will be effective.
4. Dribble only with your fingertips
The palm should not touch the ball, only the pads of the fingers. Dribbling should become familiar to you, like an extension of your hand. Then you can change its trajectory at any time and you will have more chances to score goals. Train with the ball constantly.
5. Throw with one hand
If you throw the ball with both hands, you reduce the chance of getting into the ring. All throwing efforts are in one hand (in the right for right-handers, in the left for left-handers). The other hand only holds the ball, the leading hand holds it with the fingers, not the palm.
6. Do not jump when defending the ring
Jumping is the main mistake of rookie defenders. To intercept the ball and block the shot, simply stick out your arms. When you are in a jump, the attacker will easily get around you.
7. Don’t Look Back
When dribbling, do not look back, but dribble and aim at the ring, focus on throwing (or passing to another player on your team).
8. Bring the throw to automaticity
Incorporate the most basic basketball techniques into your training plan and make your throw automatic. First, throw from a distance of half a meter from the ring, gradually increasing it. Learn to throw the ball so that it hits the ring without touching the edge.
Throw the ball with all hands and jump
- Head in the center of the body – if tilted, accuracy is lost.
- Look at the ring: mentally build a trajectory. If you are standing far away, the ball flies in a curved curve with a maximum height of 2 meters above the ring.
- A strong hand is in front and throws, a weak hand is at the side and directs, only holding the ball. The elbow of the throwing hand must be in line with the ring.
- The ball must rest on the fingers without touching the palm. Fingers are spread as far as possible and grab the ball.
- The throwing arm is bent 90 degrees with the forearm perpendicular to the floor. If you bend less, then you will not get a throw, but throw the ball horizontally.
The main thing in a throw is the position of the body and its balance. Place your feet apart and parallel to each other: it is important to orient them in the middle of the basket. Then the direction of the body during the jump will coincide with the direction of the throw, and the ball will fly straight into the ring.When the feet are uneven, the ball goes wrong or does not reach (although the throw was normal).
Inhale deeply and throw as you exhale.
How to hold the ball and shoot in basketball
How to throw correctly: straighten your arm, point your wrist up, and with your hand set the ball to spin in the direction opposite to the flight. The ball should seem to “roll” off the fingers.
9. Copy the masters and play as a team
Watch professional basketball games and try to copy the movements of your favorite players in training.And be sure to have game sparring – this will allow you to develop more techniques.
10. Do not throw in a straight line
The higher the arc of the ball, the more chances of a goal and less chances of being blocked by the opponent.
11. Do not throw the ball at full height
This is a major newbie mistake!
Before throwing, bend your knees slightly and at the moment of throwing, straighten your body by making a jump. You need to straighten up and push off the ground at the same time.While squatting, keep the elbow of the throwing hand closer to the body and towards the ring.
The jump will give an impulse to the ball and will prevent you from making sudden movements with the brush.
And in order to be a long-term player, do not forget about health: take care of joints and muscles, use tapes, do a warm-up. And be sure to strengthen your arms, legs and shoulder girdle, develop coordination. Regular exercises on uneven bars and horizontal bars will help you with this.
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90,000 Avangard scored too tricky goals.Kazan has its first playoff defeat
The Match TV observer attended the first match of the Eastern Conference Final, in which Avangard played against Ak Bars.
The Match TV observer attended the first match of the Eastern Conference Final, in which Avangard played against Ak Bars.
Kazan – the most athletic city in Russia?
Kazan is incredible.On one Saturday, I gathered a whole pool of grandiose events. Curl toes:
1. Rubin played an important match against Sochi at the old football stadium (the new one has been ruined) (1: 0) .
2. The Russian Swimming Championship has started in the Aquatics Palace – by the way, this is a selection for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. And there Yulia Efimova floats on her birthday.
3. Volleyball is played here in the Superleague final. True, Dynamo-Ak Bars suddenly flew past the home series.
4. Professional boxing is taking place in the Pyramida complex, which you can watch on the MATCH! Fighter”.
5. Well, Ak Bars and Avangard took to the ice for the first match of the Eastern Conference finals at Tatneft Arena.
And it just so happened that the local Irbis in the MHL semifinals is playing in Yaroslavl that day, but it could have been at home.
And yesterday in the hockey palace Eteri Tutberidze was shown a show. That is why Alina Zagitova looked out from behind the door and looked at the site at the moment when the Avangard hockey players were training there.
You know, when Kazan is called the most athletic city in Russia, I am almost not surprised by this.
Grubinets and Grubinets
I’m going to the Tatneft Arena – right across the street from the house is a five-story portrait of Danis Zaripov wearing a skullcap. The five-time Gagarin Cup winner is one of the main attractions of Kazan.
But Zaripov does not go out on the ice again. The 40-year-old forward played his last match on February 23 – against Barys. Not a single playoff game.It seems that Ak Bars head coach Dmitry Kvartalnov has no plans to release the veteran in cup matches. Although he is constantly tormented about this at zoom conferences.
Why? Because Ak Bars plays fast, power, hard hockey. And this was especially evident after Avangard opened an account in the first period. On the 12th minute, a prolonged attack by the guests led to the fact that the Belarusian defender Kirill Gotovets made a long-range shot from the left flank. Ak Bars goalkeeper Adam Reideborn didn’t seem to have his line of sight closed.But the puck flew into the upper far corner.
Первая в этом плей-офф, первая в плей-офф в карьере — Кирилл Готовец ✊🏻 pic.twitter.com/x2wKtixtdR
— ХК Авангард (@hcavangardomsk) April 3, 2021
Of course, throw Gotovets like that 100 more times – I’m not sure what will happen again. He has scored only one goal in 54 games this season (against Jokerit in January). And now he distinguished himself at such an important moment.
So, after that, Ak Bars played even harder and angrier. Dmitry Voronkov from the fourth link caught my eye especially. Young, fast, overall (192 cm) – it’s hard to play against such a person.
— КХЛ (@khl) April 3, 2021
It’s funny that Avangard goalkeeper Shimon Grubec was presented as “Grubinets” in a local text broadcast on the KHL website.
That’s right: Grubinets and Grubinets. And this tandem was successfully stopped by Ak Bars. Let me remind you that Grubets played against Kazan twice in the regular season, when Avangard won 3-0 and 3-0.
And now it was going to one more biscuit …
Zagitova in a black mask grabbed her face
But that was not the case.The Avangard team went through a series of deletions. Kirill Semyonov – delaying an opponent with a stick. Aleksey Bereglazov – the step. Ilya Kovalchuk – blocking.
When Covey went to the boxing penalty box, the entire palace of “Ak Bars” broke out in unison with curses. They don’t like Ilya here since 2005, when he played for Kazan, but the $ 50 million team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
The beautiful Alina Zagitova in a black mask grabbed her face on the podium – as it seemed, out of horror. I will not understand if there was a deletion.I conducted a poll on my telegram channel (@LysenkovTV) and 46 percent said there was nothing there. But 54 percent saw a foul.
In general, the moment in my eyes is doubtful. And almost Avangard fought back, but 10 seconds before Kovalchuk was supposed to return to the ice, Kirill Petrov still converted the majority. A throw to the headboard, the puck jumps out to the other edge of the goal, Petrov shoots at the patch …
And in general, this is an own goal, the puck flew into the goal from the skate of Avangard defender Ville Pokka.But the score is 1: 1.
Пинбол от Кирилла Петрова pic.twitter.com/Jgj5oish5Y
— ХК Ак Барс (@hcakbars) April 3, 2021
It was a very cheerful and angry hockey. Aggression was in the air. Many skirmishes, even fights. Avangard forward Sergei Tolchinsky swore in the penalty box when he was sent off for simulation. For the fish when Patrice Cormier beat him. This episode was generally difficult to understand.
There were rays of kindness only at the moment when they showed Alexei Morozov sitting in the box on a large board. The young president of the KHL in glasses, and more recently – the idol of all Kazan, who played in the attack of Ak Bars.Morozov is loved and appreciated here.
But just for a second we were distracted from this brutal and vicious war. And again into battle, on the ice.
Ricochet, record, junction
In the third period, Avangard rebuilt and played more aggressively, as if they were saving energy for the third period: in shots on target, the guests surpassed the hosts twice, in won throws – in three and a half. Reideborn was dragging, and when the announcer had already announced that less than two minutes were left before the end of regular time, Kazan was not saved by the goalkeeper either.
After a throw – not even a throw – of Semyonov, the puck ricocheted from the Ak Bars forward Glukhov. Reideborn was not ready for such a setup.
— КХЛ (@khl) April 3, 2021
Of course, the hosts replaced the goalkeeper with the sixth field, but got only into their empty net. And this goal, too, was not even a passing goal, but important at least for Avangard forward Reed Boucher, who, having given the pass to Klim Kostin, extended his streak to 16 matches and repeated Maxim Sushinsky’s club record of 17 years.There is only one game left before the KHL record, which still belongs to Radulov.
Well, and the main result of Saturday – Kazan loses for the first time in the current playoffs, the second meeting is here on Monday.
KHL. Playoffs. Final of the Eastern Conference. First match
Ak Bars (Kazan) – Avangard (Omsk) – 1: 3 (0: 1, 1: 0, 0: 2)
Goals: Petrov, 33:58 (big). – Gotovets, 11:04. Semenov, 58:13. Kostin, 59:53.
90,000 Djordje Despotovic: “The most important thing is to score goals, but if I give an assist, I’m happy too.”
On the failed transfer to Los Angeles Galaxy
This was the most difficult moment in my life.2015: I played with Astana in the Europa League. After the match, the Los Angeles Galaxy scouts approached me and offered me a contract. I just couldn’t believe it. By the time I was supposed to get an American visa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Manchester United and took a direct flight to Los Angeles. This meant one thing: I will not play for this team. All because of the legionnaire limit. I can only play double.
I was holding the phone in my hands and did not know how to tell my family and parents about it.Of course, it was hard: the contract was with Los Angeles Galaxy. Before that, I gathered my whole family, friends: everyone was walking, celebrating. And then they called me and said: “Listen, nothing will happen.”
I came to my dad and said: “Los Angeles will not be.” He says: “How so? Is everything already signed ?! ” Well, it happens. At that moment, without my family, without my parents, I would not have survived. They were my support, as always. So I am very grateful to them that they were with me.
Honestly, I even wanted to quit football then.Today I understand – this is my destiny, my path. Now I’m at Rubin and I’m ready to score again.
How I started playing football
I started playing football at the age of five. I came to my first training session with my brother in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mom brought us to the stadium. I went to practice and returned to her stand. Probably because of this I do not like to train (smiles). As Leonid (Slutsky – Ed.) Says: “You train the worst of all.”
Probably, then I was scared of the first training session, because the guys were a couple of years older than me.But then, from the next training session, I started to love football very much. I myself am a pupil of Crvena Zvezda.
About the surname
We had many wars. Including those that took place long ago, such as the battle for Kosovo. Then the leaders of the Serbs were called a despot – this is like a leader (Despot – lord – translation from Greek language – Ed.). Even now, many in Serbia call their children – Despot.
It appeared after my hard way. I cannot say that I got into Manchester and Real Madrid from the age of 20 and everything will be easy in my life.Nothing came easy for me. Dad already told me: “I’m tired of yours:“ I am the best, I am strong ”. You don’t have to say it. Someone else has to say that about you. ” But I say, “If I don’t tell, then others won’t say either.” I’m confident in myself.
I have never doubted my qualities, my football skills. It made me strong and strong. You need to believe in yourself. And if you believe in yourself, everything will work out.
About Khvich Kvaratskhelia
The atmosphere in our team is excellent, everything is great.We are doing well with both the coach and the players. We are all good friends. Before the first training session after signing the contract, I honestly didn’t know much about the team. But then I saw that we have a lot of high-quality young footballers. Not just Khvicha. But Khvicha is such a footballer that we will all hope that he will get into a big team and then we will say: “We played with him, worked with him together.”
On a bet with Leonid Slutsky
We ate after training and we had a conversation about Instagram.The Balkans, our head coach, were sitting nearby. There was a game with CSKA. And then I say to the head coach: “Will you publish me on your Instagram?” He says: “Yes, if you score a goal in the next game.” And I didn’t train then, I was injured. I say: “Yes, in the next game I will come out and score.” It’s time for the match. I took to the pitch for just a few minutes and scored a goal.
It was really cool! I remembered that moment, I immediately wanted to run up to him (Slutsky – Ed.) And ask, but there were great emotions, and did not have time.After the game, I was the first to wait for the coach in the locker room and asked: “Have you posted the photo?” He laughed.
He posted a photo, but after that I only got two thousand new subscribers. I hope he will post my photo a couple more times. He has 250 thousand subscribers (more than 280 thousand people have subscribed to Slutsky’s Instagram – Ed.).
On goals through yourself
Rivaldo once scored a goal over himself at the Camp Nou. The whole world saw it (it happened in the match Barcelona – Valencia on June 17, 2001 – Ed.).
I was little then (Despotovich was then 9 years old – Ed.). Dad asked me then: “Can you beat like that?” I say: “Of course I can.