Football Glossary: One-two

What does a ‘one-two’ in football mean?

One-two

A one-two is a type of pass in football. One player passes to his/her team mate who then quickly returns the ball to his colleague with one touch. This kind of pass is used to try and break down crowded defences and is sometimes known as a wall pass.
  • Example: Liverpool’s first goal came after a wonderful one-two between Gerrard and Suarez.
  • Example: The one-two left the defence wide open

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