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Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show we take a look at the phrasal verb ‘to turn in’. Click on the link below to learn about the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript. You can also find many more examples by going to our football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week’s football phrase is the expression To turn in which means to score a goal – usually after a cross or a through pass from a team mate. The phrase suggests that the ball is travelling in one direction until a player directs it or guides it towards the goal, although it is not really seen as a powerful shot. This week’s Champions League matches saw Chelsea win 1-0 away in Portugal at Benfica after Salomon Kalou turned in Fernando Torres’ cross. To turn in.