Week 37: The Premier League Title race

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The latest football news – The good, the bad and the ugly

Andrei Arshavin’s fantastic display against Liverpool, AZ Alkmaar, the Wembley pitch and Serie A all feature on this week’s good, the bad and the ugly section feature in this week’s Good, the Bad and the Ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. Each report has key vocabulary explained.


Weekly football phrase (audio and text) – English for Football

Sucker punch

This week’s EFF is ‘sucker punch‘. Punch means to hit, and this phrase originally comes from boxing. it means to hit, to punch, someone when their guard is down, when they are not ready. In football a sucker punch means a goal that is scored when the other team  wasn’t prepared: they give an easy goal away. In the 4-4 draw between Liverpool and Arsenal this week, Arsenal made a quick break from a Liverpool corner and scored a sucker punch goal – there were few Liverpool defenders to stop Arsenal. The goal was scored quickly and easily by Arsenal. It was a sucker punch.


And finally…

QUESTION: Which South American club team that has been in MORE THAN ONE Copa Libertadores finals has won all of them?

a. Boca Juniors

b. Penarol

c. Independiente

d. Gremio

Answer next week.

(The answer to last week’s question how many times Everton have won the FA Cup was b – five))


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