We explain the football expression ‘acute angle‘ in this post, which is used to describe a shot that is taken from a difficult angle. If you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Language: Acute angle
Sometimes when an attacking player is trying to shoot but is forced wide by the defence the space for this player to shoot narrows and it becomes more difficult to score. We use the phrase ‘an acute angle‘ to describe the fact that the space is narrow or tight – there is not much room for the player to score as the goalkeeper can protect the near post. Perhaps the best way to score is to hit the ball as hard as possible to try and beat the keeper at the near post – to score from an acute angle. In Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero scored from an acute angle after smashing the ball past Hugo Lloris at the near post. He scored from a tight angle, he scored from an acute angle.