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Weekly Football Phrase – Assist
This week’s football phrase is ‘assist’. This word can be used as a verb or a noun. To assist someone is to help them, to give them support. In everyday conversation assist is mostly used in this way, as a verb. However in football, recently the noun has become very common. An assist: This means a final pass that leads to a goal, a pass that ‘helps’ a goal. There is a big focus on statistics in football now, probably influenced by American sports, such as baseball and American football. Players want to top the goal scoring table, but they can also be proud of their assists – how many goals they have created. In the premier league the player with the most assists is Luis Suarez with 12, while in La Liga it is Koke with 13. Assist.
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