Breakaway goalWhat is the meaning of the phrase ‘Breakaway goal’ in football?

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Breakaway goal

There are many ways of playing football with each team having its own particular style or brand of football. One of these styles is counter attacking football which means that a team is happy to concede possession in an attempt to catch out their opponents with quick attacks. If a team is under pressure and has to defend a lot but then manages to counter attack and score we say that they have managed to score a breakaway goal: they have broken away from the defensive pressure and scored, possibly against the run of play. Breakaway goal.

  • Example: The away team scored a breakaway goal in the last minute to snatch the points.

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  • What is the meanings of the phrase “on the ball” and “go for goal” in the following? I also see “go for power” used.

    England break upfield with Sterling on the ball.

    SAVE! Sterling finds a yard of space and goes for goal from just outside the area, but his effort is really weak and easy for De Gea to gather.

    Neymar floats a cross deep to the edge of the box for Di Maria to collect. The winger goes for goal with a left-footed strike from distance, but his effort travels wide of the right post.

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