Watch out the man behind your back!
back and forth
/bæk ənd fɔːθ/
The left back was moving back and forth several times.
GOAL! Suarez celebrates his 100th Barca game with a cheeky back heel.
Vardy couldn’t beat Leno even when a poor back pass gave him a chance.
Messi sends a curling free-kick to the back post and Pique sends a header wide.
back to the keeper
/bæk tə ðə ˈkiːpə(r)/
Passing the ball back to the keeper was the only thing he could do in that situation.
/bæk tə bæk/
Jose won back-to-back titles at Chelsea although he had to compete with Sir Alex’s United and Wenger’s Arsenal.
Jamie says there will be a backlash from Man City after their Champions League defeat to Liverpool.
Was that really a red card? Or bad call by the referee?
bag a hattrick
/bæɡ ə ˈhæt trɪk/
It took just 23 minutes for €20m striker Erling Håland to bag a hattrick in his Dortmund debut.
Our team decided to abandon the match due to missing players.
Neil Lennon got a 3 match ban for criticising referees.
Watford players are doing cross bar challenge after their team practice.
Who wins this battle, Iniesta and Xavi or Zidane and Makélelé?
After kicking the ball away, Sanchez Watt was booked by the referee.
be good at A
/bi ɡʊd ət/
The manager said James Tarkowski is a player who is good at covering space.
be in charge of A
/bi ɪn tʃɑːdʒ əv/
This is the result of Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge of Tottenham.
be in control
/bi ɪn kənˈtrəʊl/
So far, Barcelona are in control against Borussia Dortmund and Napoli are edging out defending champions Liverpool.
be in a good spot
/bi ɪn ə ɡʊd spɒt/
Hazard was trying to move forward, but the defender was in a good spot.
be involved in A
/bi ɪnˈvɒlvd ɪn/
All 11 players were involved in the glorious tiki taka goal.
be kicked out
/bi kɪkt aʊt/
I felt I was kicked out by Juventus when they signed Ronaldo.
be on a different level
/bi ɒn ə ˈdɪfrənt ˈlevl/
For me, Messi has always been on a different level to anyone else.
be on the scoresheet
/bi ɒn ðə ˈskɔː ʃiːt/
Five different names were on the scoresheet in a 5-0 victory over Norwich City.
be on a yellow
/bi ɒn ə ˈjeləʊ/
Don’t be so reckless! You are already on a yellow.
be out of breath
/bi aʊt əv breθ/
I hope they won’t soon be out of breath.
be ready for A
/bi ˈredi fə(r)/
Some say we are exhausted, but we are actually ready for the final.
be replaced by A
/bi rɪˈpleɪst baɪ/
Just three minutes after coming on as a sub, an injured Edin Dzeko is replaced by Frank Lampard.
be sent off
/bi sent ɒf/
Ramos was sent off for the 26th time in his career tonight? Thoughts?
be stretched off
/bi stretʃt ɒf/
Neymar went down with a nasty ankle injury and got stretched off.
be subbed off
/bi sʌbd ɒf/
Was Nakamura subbed off? I thought he could score from this free kick!
be under pressure
/bi ˈʌndə(r) ˈpreʃə(r)/
His vision and accuracy didn’t go off even when he was under pressure.
Why is it so difficult to beat a player like Virgil van Dijk?
Joe Gomez is banned for 2 games for his red card and behavior against Diego Costa.
Coutinho tries to bend a free-kick into the bottom corner from just outside the box, but it bounces wide of the post.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s bicycle kick goal against Buffon is the BEST GOAL I’ve ever seen.
big game player
/bɪɡ ɡeɪm ˈpleɪə(r)/
What a big game player! Rashford loves scoring in big games!
It was a biggest opportunity of the match and I screwed up.
I’m gonna give you an easy ball! So, make sure you won’t blaze it over!
Looks like he is bleeding from his forehead. Team doctors are coming onto the pitch.
Unai Emery tried to set up a deep block and play for a 0-0 or 0-1 today.
blow a lead
/bləʊ ə liːd/
Palace blow a two goal lead and United with a screamer to get the winner in injury time!
blow a whistle
/bləʊ ə ˈwɪsl/
Four Tottenham players were offside but the referee didn’t even blow his whistle.
Lyon’s goalkeeper made the blunder of all blunders to cost them the game at Benfica.
Andy Carroll has more body balance than any other player and his left foot is a lethal weapon.
boss the midfield
/bɒs ðə ˈmɪdfiːld/
I just love the way Alonso, Xavi and Iniesta boss the midfield.
GOAL! Luis Suarez puts Uruguay ahead with a powerful low free-kick into the bottom corner!.
I couldn’t control the ball because it bounced in a weird way.
Ronaldinho whips the ball around the wall and sees his effort bounce back off the woodwork.
In 2013, Manchester City beat CSKA Moscow 5-2 thanks to a Negredo hattrick and an Agüero brace.
break down A
Modric caused a problem to the opposition side with a lovely move to break down a deep defence.
break the deadlock
/breɪk ðə ˈdedlɒk/
Spurs 1-0 Arsenal! Dele reacts quickest in the box to break the deadlock!
build a wall
/bɪld ə wɔːl/
Come on, guys! Build a four man wall now!
These are some details of Man City’s defensive approach during Real Madrid’s build up phase.
BOOm! Today’s Goal of the Day is a bullet header from Yoshida against West Ham United!
The skipper is proud of having dealt with the bumpy pitch and won the game.
Matic does well to stop Rashford as he burst forward but United are back in possession.