Weekly Football Phrase: a Mazy Run

In the world of football, how can you describe a long dribble? Check out this week’s languagecaster weekly football phrase.

Weekly Football PhraseLanguagecaster’s weekly football phrase this week is ‘mazy run’. You can find out more about this football phrase by reading the transcript below and listening to the audio file. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.
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Weekly Football Phrase – Mazy run

This week, Barcelona defeated Manchester City in the Champions League knock out stage. One of the key players in their performance was Lionel Messi, the Argentinian creative forward. A signature of Messi’s play is his excellent ball control, which gives him the ability to run with the ball and go past defenders. To dribble means to run with the ball and beat players, but you can also describe a long dribble as a mazy run. Mazy is an adjective meaning confused or complex, so a mazy run is an extremely skillful run with the ball that confuses the opposition players and allows the player with the ball to go past them. You can also combine mazy with dribble and say, a mazy dribble. A mazy run.

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