Pep Guardiola on Adama Traoré: “Nobody can handle this pace. It’s almost impossible.”
palm the ball
/pɑːm ðə bɔːl/
The ball pops to James and somehow, Oblak manages to palm the shot away!
This is the moment Depay doubled Lyon’s advantage via a Panenka penalty.
Don’t panic! I’m behind you!
park the bus
/pɑːk ðə bʌs/
Chelsea should just park the bus tonight rather than attacking to avoid a heavy defeat.
parry a shot
/ˈpæri ə ʃɒt/
Xavi gives a shot from distance! And Iker Casillas parries the shot away!
N’Golo Kanté made a neat pass to Mason Mount here.
Dani Ceballos was great in the U21 EUROs group stages with 89% pass completion.
Robertson passed the long ball forward and his teammate got a scoring opportunity.
pass from A to B
/pɑːs from A tə B/
The goal all started with a brilliant pass from Dele Alli to Harry Kane in the midfield.
pass the ball around
/pɑːs ðə bɔːl əˈraʊnd/
Quicker! Pass the ball around and get away from defenders!
We must have patience until the opposition team lets down their guard.
The referee penalised Mendy as he committed a foul in the box.
Players must stay outside of the penalty arct when the spot kick is taken.
The foul was committed inside the penalty area, so there was a penalty kick.
Neymar has definitely become one of the best penalty kick takers in the world.
Penalty spot is a point within the penalty area and 12 yards from the goal.
/ˈpenəlti ˈʃuːt aʊt/
The Champions league game was tied, so it had to end with a penalty shoot-out.
What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s best Champions League performance of all time?
The manager’s philosophy was to let the superstars play and shine on their own.
There was physical contact in the box between Koulibaly and Messi.
The physio had to run onto the field to give some treatment.
pick up the second ball
/pɪk ʌp ðə ˈsekənd bɔːl/
After forcing Real Madrid to kick a long ball, Ajax was able to pick up the second ball.
Cristiano Ronaldo is picky about what he wears and what he eats.
After a bit of pinball in the box, Salah arrives to smash home from close range.
Luka Modric finds Carvajal with a pinpoint pass but the receiver just can’t bring it down.
The Emirates Stadium pitch is in perfect condition this afternoon ahead of the match.
How’s the pitch condition today?
place the ball
/pleɪs ðə bɔːl/
The referee made the player place the ball at the spot of the foul.
Bayern Munich were losing, so they had to move onto plan B.
It’s usually unnoticeable, but Busquets is making a passing platform in the midfield.
play a blinder
/pleɪ ə ˈblaɪndə(r)/
Chelsea played a blinder and won the game!
play for a draw
/pleɪ fə(r) ə drɔː/
What Man United need to do against Leicester is play for a draw.
play for a win
/pleɪ fə(r) ə wɪn/
We always play for a win. So, today’s result is disappointing.
play in a dangerous manner
/pleɪ ɪn ə ˈdeɪndʒərəs ˈmænə(r)/
Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that threatens injury to someone.
Joshua Kimmich called for a foul, but the referee said to play on.
play out from the back
/pleɪ aʊt frəm ðə bæk/
Mikel Arteta was explaining how to receive the ball and play out from the back.
play the ball
/pleɪ ðə bɔːl/
I thought he played the ball first, but penalty was given to Barcelona.
play to the whistle
/pleɪ tə ðə ˈwɪsl/
The managaer yelled “Play to the whistle!”.
play with passion
/pleɪ wɪð ˈpæʃn/
We have to play with passion, pride and confidence as long as we play for the national team.
Without a doubt, Kevin DE Bruyne is the best playmaker in the world.
FulhamFC won their playoff at Wembley Stadium to earn promotion to the Premier League.
After today’s loss, Liverpool can no longer beat Man City’s record of 100 points.
Angel Di Maria’s performance was poor in that game although he is usually fantastic.
Marcelo had to hold his position to block the opposing left winger.
Van Dijk was the best by a mile. His positioning was perfect throughout the match.
Today’s loss is tough for everyone. But we need to find positives and improve as a team.
Ajax maintained good possession tonight against Manchester United.
There was a post-match award ceremony after the League victory.
潜在能力, ポテンシャル, 〜になり得るもの
You have a lot of potential as a goalkeeper. Why don’t you try?
It was a power shot from outside of the box! So close!
GOAL! Aston Villa’s Clark breaks the deadlock with a powerful header!
Manchester City could lose a key contributor to a La Liga powerhouse.
Practice makes perfect. Just do it.
Aubameyang wore a bandage in training to protect his wrist for precaution.
Modric’s precise crosses and passes can set up goals for Croatia.
Here’s a footage of Scott McTominay’s prematch interview.
Practice during pre-season matters in order to stay sharp.
PSV had to prepare well for the challenging opener of the league.
Jurgen Klopp says preparation was key in Liverpool’s solid defensive setup against Arsenal.
Real Madrid pressed back against Borussia Dortmund every time they lost the ball.
press from the front
/pres frəm ðə frʌnt/
Burnley forced Chelsea to kick the ball, attacking hard and pressing the ball at the front.
press the ball
/pres ðə bɔːl/
Liverpool began to press in midfield not to give time and space to play.
The manager was giving gestures to tell players how to put pressure on the defensive line.
Alexandre Lacazette pretended he was fouled, but the referee didn’t blew his whistle.
Gomez and Van Dijk track back well to prevent Willian from scoring on the counter.
The previous match with Leicester City was really worth watching!
New Brazil coach Dunga has vowed to restore the pride of the national team.
Ole thinks club have to get the sports director position right if they are to make real progress.
Kylian Mbappe is a promising youngster.
Leeds United have been promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.
The promotion race is hot! Now five teams are involved!
You should ask referee if you can wear the knee protector on the pitch.
He has been handed a two-match ban for using offensive language to protest the referee.
prove one’s talent
/pruːv wʌnz ˈtælənt/
Greenwood proved his generational talent in the match against Manchester City.
provide a creative spark
/prəˈvaɪd ə kriˈeɪtɪv spɑːk/
Asensio is coming on! Can he provide a creative spark for Real Madrid?
Sheffield United went provisionally 4th of the Premier League table.
The left winger gave a provocative gesture and was given a yellow card.
pull a muscle
/pʊl ə ˈmʌsl/
Barcelona is reporting that Vidal pulled a right thigh muscle in the match yesterday.
pull one back
/pʊl wʌn bæk/
Leicester City pulls one back in the first half! Jamie Vardy with a bullet header!
pull the trigger
/pʊl ðə ˈtrɪɡə(r)/
Miralem Pjanic is pulling the trigger of the attack. Now, three players are coming forward!
pull one’s shirt
/pʊl wʌnz ʃɜːt/
Hey, ref! This guy was pulling my shirt!
Kasper Schmeichel nearly caught the ball, but instead opted to punch it away.
The football pundit went on and on about overrated players.
The small error was punished by the opposing team and it costed the match.
Gabriel Barbosa pushed Erling Haaland near the box. So, he received a yellow card.
There are many young players in Ajax squad, but they will be no pushover.
put A up against B
/pʊt A ʌp əˈɡenst B/
The arrangement for practice was to put Laporte up against Fernandinho.