Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri a day after being knocked out of the Champions League.
If the safety of an opponent is endangered, it’s considered as excessive force.
salvage a point
/ˈsælvɪdʒ ə pɔɪnt/
Although Everton nealy lost the game, they were able to salvage a point in the final phase.
Nobody knew if Man City will escape their FFP sanction for next season.
Great save from Buffon! He gets down to deny Florenzi inside the box!
Rukaku was a scapegoat even when the loss was not his fault.
Sometimes even professional players can make a schoolboy error.
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing scissors kick goal against Juventus!
Xabi scoops the ball and Messi is there! Amazing combination!
Hands up if you think Robert Lewandowski will score for Bayern Munich tonight.
Borussia Dortmund advance to DFB Pokal semi-finals with scoreless draw.
Thomas Muller was on the scoresheet as Bayern went 8 points clear in the Bundesliga.
Bruno Fernandes once became a scoring machine for Sporting.
What do scouts look for in young players?
A scramble in the box sees Messi come close to his first goal in Russia.
He should play as a centre back. I think he is always scrappy at right back.
Pogba launches a magnificent screamer! Manchester United snuff out Swansea 3-1!
Inter accidentally screwed up the match against AC Milan in one moment.
Which Serie A club won the Scudetto l0 years ago?
seal the win
/siːl ðə wɪn/
They’ve already scored 6 goals. It’s safe to say West Ham sealed the win.
The first season was adventurous for me with much drama and many crazy wins.
Arsenal have decided to give refunds to their season ticket holders due to the coronavirus crisis.
/ˈsekənd lɑːst əˈpəʊnənt/
Second-last opponent is an imprtant factor to understand offside rules.
Real Madrid could take it a little easy as they were one of the seeded teams.
/ˈsiː sɔː ɡeɪm/
I love to watch a seesaw game like this! It’s so exciting!
Even after the wrong call from the referee, Marcus Rashford showed some self-control.
The player was very selfish in that game, never passing the ball to his mates.
The semi-final between Chelsea and Barcelona was the best game I’ve ever watched!
Send him off! That clearly deserves a red card!
send A to the wrong way
/send A tə ðə rɒŋ weɪ/
In the penalty shootout, Drogba sent Neuer to the wrong way.
Oh my word! Mario Mandžukić finds the back of the net in a sensational way!
sense of responsibility
/sens əv rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪləti/
A super star who influences many people should have a sense of responsibility.
The Italian Serie A is getting interesting year by year.
Now, the ball is set for a free kick. Kroos is gonna take it.
set up a chance
/set ʌp ə tʃɑːns/
Setting up a chance for my teammates is the most important job for me.
Straight from the training ground, Shinji Kagawa finishes the corner set-piece!
Check out the silky skills performed by Isco Alarcon!
It was a big match. I can understand our backline was a bit shaky for the first 15 minutes.
Gabriel Jesus has focused on staying sharp during the preseason.
shield the ball
/ʃiːld ðə bɔːl/
When you’re surrounded by defenders, try to shield the ball as much as you can.
I’m planning to buy new shin pads online today. Any recommendations?
It was my dream. I’m very honoured to wear Liverpool shirt and play at Anfield.
The goalkeeper’s shoelace came untied during the game.
The commentator said “It’s too far to shoot.” but Ronaldo gave a powerful shot.
Don’t forget to bring away shorts as well for tomorrow’s game!
It’s not looking good. Rangers have had 31% possession and 0 shots.
shot off target
/ʃɒt ɒf ˈtɑːɡɪt/
Here comes Vardy! Oh, but his shot was slightly off target.
shot on target
/ʃɒt ɒn ˈtɑːɡɪt/
Spurs had 14 shots on target. The only shot that he didn’t save was Kane’s penalty.
The black vest is designed to hold the shoulder blades.
The hard shoulder charge from Teemu Pukki generated a yellow card.
/ˈʃəʊldə(r) tə ˈʃəʊldə(r)/
It was shoulder to shoulder! Definitely not a yellow card!
The manager, Jose Mourinho, had to shout to get everyone’s attention.
Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for 5 games for red card and shove on the referee.
Paul Pogba arrives for training ahead of derby showdown at the Etihad.
shrug off the tackle
/ʃrʌɡ ɒf ðə ˈtækl/
Kai Havertz beautifully shrugged off the tackle from Antonio Rüdiger in training.
shut down A
Van Dijk is on a different level. He would shut down any attacker in the world.
Arsenal are in control of the North London derby. 2-0 to the home side.
The Schalke fans erupt but Uchida’s header hits the side net. No goal.
Villarreal win the race to sign Takefusa Kubo on season-long loan deal from Real Madrid.
After the signal from the referee, Wolves celebrated the goal.
The only thing I’m focusing on is to do my best and silence critics.
The goalkeeper made a silly mistake! The ball slipped into the net!
Mourinho: PSG completely stopped the game with simulation tactics.
The coach looked distressed when his man missed a sitter.
Football is a great opportunity for children to make new friends and develop skills.
skip away from A
/skɪp əˈweɪ from/
Silva does well to skip away from the defender and find the feet of Jesus.
The skipper of Real Madrid has been Sergio Ramos for a long time.
Eden Hazard goes on a superb, slaloming run into the Liverpool area.
Modric with a sleek pass behind the defense! And Benzema breaks the deadlock!
First of all, remember that sliding tackles should only be used as a last resort!
Unfortunately, the slight contact in the box can make the referee call a foul.
Steven Gerrard’s slip did not cost Liverpool the Premier League title said Brendan Rodgers.
Hey! Don’t be sloppy on your pass!
N’golo Kante may be the only man who can slow down Leonel Messi.
For some reasons, the champion team was being a slow starter this season.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo’s slump in La Liga the beginning of his gradual decline?
What a smart ball from Santi Cazorla to Giroud! And he scores!
Don’t worry. Chelsea is gonna smash Barcelona again.
snatch a point
/snætʃ ə pɔɪnt/
Full-time: Spurs somehow snatch a point in an unbelievable game at Anfield.
Manchester United have struggled to create a chance so far in the first half.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish says there is superstition behind his low socks.
A solid performance from New Castle earns a deserved first point of the season!
Son Heung Min’s superb solo goal against Burnley has won the goal of the year.
After the intense workout, everyone in the team had sore muscles.
What made Özil special is that he had both the spatial awareness and final ball.
Spurs have been charged after a spectator ran on the pitch during their Champions League win.
Oh! Just out of nothing! What a spectacular strike!
A study has found Gareth Bale to be the world’s quickest player according to his maximum recorded speed.
spill the ball
/spɪl ðə bɔːl/
What a mistake! Gianluigi Donnarumma spills the ball into his own net!
Dybala takes the free kick! And it’s in! The spin on that ball was so lovely!
spin towards A
Luckliy, the ball was spinning towards me, so it was an easy tap-in.
The star player spat on opponent and received yellow card after their 2-0 loss.
It’s normal to sprinkle water on the pitch before a football match.
Shinji Kagawa puts Japan ahead from the spot after Carlos Sanchez is sent off for a deliberate handball!
PSG confirmed Kylian Mbappe will be out for three weeks with an ankle sprain.
After having a pre-match huddle, the players spread out onto the field.
spread one’s body
/spred wʌnz ˈbɒdi/
Be brave and spread your body! Never give up on making a save!
Is there anyone quicker than Adama Traore? Watch his unbelievable sprints!
Thomas Tuchel announces Kylian Mbappe will be in PSG’s squad to play Atalanta.
Square and back passes are not your first choice! Let’s play more attacking and direct football!
square the ball
/skweə(r) ðə bɔːl/
Messi was really unselfish to square the ball to Suarez just in front of the goal.
When you’re defending, it’s important to squeeze in order to cover space inside.
Spurs players improve under Pochettino while other teams stagnate.
Modric is such a wonderful player! Tremendous energy and stamina for his age!
It was lucky that Gareth Bale wasn’t sent off for the stamp on Umtiti’s calf.
Here’s the reason why Cristiano Ronaldo does his trademark stance before taking free-kicks.
stand in front of A
/stænd ɪn frʌnt əv/
Virgil Van Dijk was standing in front of the ball to stop quick restart.
You can check the current table standing of the English Premier League online.
Many players tried to mimick the position and angle of David Beckham’s standing foot.
Ronaldinho received a standing ovation from Real Madrid supporter.
This is our starting XI! Remember tonight is the biggest night of the season!
Van Persie stayed down on the ground after he had heavy contact with the goalkeeper.
stay on one’s feet
/steɪ ɒn wʌnz fiːt/
Don’t be easy! Stay on your feet!
Isco stepped inside from left to the middle to find room for a shot.
Hey! That’s not your ball! Step out!
Now, Mauricio Pochettino stepped down. Who do Tottenham fans want as their next manager?
At the age of 10, Jesse Lingard was given a step-over tutorial by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Schweinsteiger slowly steps up to take the penalty kick. Can he make it?
stick to A
We were able to stick to our game plan. That’s why we could win tonight.
Chiellini: The only way to stop Messi is to pray.
Lazio seal a Super Coppa Italiana win with a wonderful free-kick deep into stoppage time!
straight into the goal
/streɪt ˈɪntə ðə ɡəʊl/
It’s a supurb strike! Straight into the goal! No chance for the goalkeeper!
Bernardo Silva received a straight red card and a suspension for 3 matches.
The game strategy told by Sir Alex Ferguson was to press high and get round them.
Marcelo Bielsa: Aston Villa has a team with very significant offensive strength.
Breaking News: Marcus Rashford is thought to have a double stress fracture in his back.
Dynamic stretching can prepare your body for a workout by helping to loosen and warm up your muscles.
Taller footballers have a wider stride. So, it’s harder to control the ball on their feet.
strike the ball
/straɪk ðə bɔːl/
Keep in mind that professional footballers strike the ball with the force.
Did you watch Modric’s volley? It was like he was telling how to strike the ball in the air.
Only few players are strong both physically and mentally.
It was a horrific challenge! Studs were completely shown to him!
Cavani stumbled near the box because the opponent tried to trip him from behind.
Kevin De Bruyne’s stunner against Norwich wins Goal of the Month for July!
When Fulham realise that they have to adopt a defensive style if they want to stay in the Premier League.
Lucas Vázquez talks with honesty about his secondary, substitute’s role at Madrid.
Mourinho makes a double substitution on 65 mins. Wiilian on for Schurrle and Mikel on for Lampard.
Xavi gave his thoughts on the Messi-Ronaldo comparison and their successor.
Super-sub Mario Gotze hits late winner for Bundesliga champions! What a moment!
Arsenal’s first goal was created by superb teamwork, improvisation and technique!
support from A
Harry Kane was looking for a support from midfielders. But it was too late.
David Luiz: We can see now how boring football is without fans.
Neymar will only be sidelined for a month and will not need surgery after picking up an ankle injury.
It was interesting to see half of the opposition players surround Lionel Messi in a tight area.
Jose Mourinho given one-match stadium suspension and fined £40,000.
The commentator said Lacazette and Aubameyang should swap positions.
If David Beckham handed you his sweaty shirt, would you take it?
Varane immediatly swept away the ball blocked by Navas.
I can’t believe it! How did Toni Kroos generate the swerve with incredible precision!
When the full-back got the ball, probably Pogba was thinking to switch from left to right.
Sheffield United have used the same 3-5-2 system for the last 137 games. Consistent.