In this football language post we return to the expression to ‘draw a blank‘.
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(to) Draw a blank
To draw a blank in football means to not be able to score a goal. The phrase is especially used when one team is expected to score but is unable to so, for example, Barcelona drew a blank at lowly Getafe in La Liga recently. Despite having Messi, Suarez and Neymar they failed to score, they drew a blank.
- Example: The champions drew a blank against the team from the division below despite having the majority of possession.