- Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below.
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This word is used to describe a wonderful goal in football and usually this goal has been scored from long range – maybe from outside the box. The adjective ‘stunning’ means something is very beautiful; something that might even take your breath away, while the verb ‘to stun someone’ means to shock or surprise so a stunner means that people have been surprised at the beauty of the goal. In the opening match of the European Championship, Dimitri Payet scored a long-range goal for France and many people have described it as a stunner.
- Example: Croatia midfielder Luka Modric scored a stunner against Turkey on Sunday in a group D match.