Some say that the Spanish La Liga is the best league in the world.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s boot lace was loosened, so the referee kindly stopped the game.
lack of precision
/læk əv prɪˈsɪʒn/
Lack of precision in the final third, that was the reason that we couldn’t get 3 points today.
I’ve promised the lads that if I score my first professional goal, I’ll change my hair style.
The goalkeeper gets treatment for a shoulder injury. He dived and seemed to land awkwardly.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another landmark in his career, with his strike in Saturday’s game.
It was down to the semi finals, the last 4!
last X minute(s)
/lɑːst X ˈmɪnɪt(s)/
The last 2 minutes would decide the fate of the Leicester City this season.
/ˌlɑːst ˈdɪtʃ dɪˈfend/
The last-ditch defending from Newcastle United was so desperate!
Would you believe it!? Norwich City score an equaliser in the last play of the game!
Last season, there were some cool games from Napoli against big clubs.
The last minute goal changed the fate of the Sheffield United.
Chris Smalling is off after picking up a second yellow card for a late tackle on James Milner.
laws of the game
/lɔːz əv ðə ɡeɪm/
The laws of the game are decided by the International Football Association Board.
It’s a neat lay-off pass from Jesus. Now De Bruyne is leading the attack.
lay off the ball
/ˈleɪ ðə bɔːl ɒf/
João Félix created some space with his arm and laid off the ball.
Leadership is an important quality for a manager. And that’s what Jürgen Klopp has.
The two leading players have scored every goal for Hamburger SV this season so far.
The Bundesliga, the German football league, is very reputable and prestigious.
Look at his leap! The timing was perfect!
leave A behind
/liːv A bɪˈhaɪnd/
Adama Traore was so fast! He left the opponent behind with the ball many times!
leave A motionless
/liːv A ˈməʊʃnləs/
Absolutely amazing! The curling shot left Ederson motionless!
leave everything on the pitch
/liːv ˈevriθɪŋ ɒn ðə pɪtʃ/
This is the last game, lads! Leave everything on the pitch!
leave the club
/liːv ðə klʌb/
In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madris and moved to Juventus.
The manager said his team has been looking for a lefty winger.
FC Barcelona legend Leo Messi has 27 goals in 30 UCL round of 16 games.
Whatever you think, Arsene Wenger will always be remembered as a legendary manager.
The length of a pitch must be from 100 to 130 yards.
Ronaldinho was on another level in that game!
Georginio Wijnaldum tore a ligament and had to be sent to the hospital.
The Allianz Arena’s pre-match light show is incredible. What a stadium.
like a hot knife through butter
/laɪk ə hɒt naɪf θruː ˈbʌtə(r)/
Luka Modric dribbled through the defense like a hot knife through butter.
The FACupFinal lineups are in! No Willian and Kante for Chelsea.
link with A
The left winger had to link with the striker to get the goal.
Man United looked lively towards the end of the half, but couldn’t find the opener.
Real Madrid’s Takefusa Kubo moving to Villareal on 1-year loan.
A lob shot from Miralem Pjanic and a smooth arc into the goal!
The goalkeeper delivered a pinpoint long feed to the player on the other side.
long range shot
/lɒŋ reɪndʒ ʃɒt/
To everyone’s surprise, the long range shot actually went in.
Who can forget Rory Delap’s long throw-ins? Those were terrifying more than anything!
/lɒŋ bɔːl ɡeɪm/
Burnley appear to love the long ball game these days. When did that happen?
Juventus want to bring in Haaland in summer 2021 as a long-term successor to Ronaldo.
Paul Pogba frequently looked around to recognise defenders’ position.
look for A
Don’t look for your teammate in the box. Just hit it.
Wasn’t that looping header from Fernandinho impressive?
A loopy header from Van Persie for the Netherlands puts Holland ahead of Spain!
Real Madrid are known as Los Blancos.
Zinedine Zidane has lost his first ever Champions League knockout match as a manager in 2020.
It seemed that Barcelona had lost control of the game after the second goal.
lose one’s balance
/luːz wʌnz ˈbæləns/
Mauro Icardi got tripped up here and lost his balance. Surely, penalty will be given.
lose one’s temper
/luːz wʌnz ˈtempə(r)/
Jorginho lost his temper when he received a red card.
lose the ball
/luːz ðə bɔːl/
Losing the ball in defensive area would be costly. So, play safe.
lose the possession
/luːz ðə pəˈzeʃn/
It’s important not to lose the possession in build-up to create more chances.
Oh what a lovely touch from Shinji Kagawa! And he scores!
We need to keep the ball low, on the ground. Don’t just go big.
Safe hands! Hugo Lloris was at full stretch to keep Pogba’s low drive out!
Eden Hazard’s lower body strength has always been off the chart.
Manchester United are 1-0 up thanks to a lucky deflection.