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Goals Galore: 5 ways to find the back of the net

Satya Iyer
Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST
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A Flight of Fancy  Okay, I've got too much time on my hands and too much football is running through my head, so I'll try and dissect, analyse, slot goals into different compartments and scribble some bollocks. I generally have tended to categorize goals into five different brackets:-

#5 Goal Poach

These might look pretty easy to your naked lens but there’s more to the picture than meets the eye. You stand in the six yard box with a hound like predatorial skills, mid-fielders do all the creativity, you smell blood, you're in perfect position to receive your final ball, and then it's a simple tap-in. Mastery in aerial ability and clever finishing, scissor kicks, that quick turn to eke out that vital yard and bullet headers are some of the traits imperative to succeed.

Supremely gifted strikers such as Ruud Van Nistelrooy [Manchester United and Real Madrid], Andriy Shevchenko [AC Milan and Chelsea], Alan Shearer [Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United], Michael Owen [Liverpool and Real Madrid] and Jürgen Klinsmann [Stuttgart and Bayern Munich] fit perfectly into this category.

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