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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.