Beating a player. This is soccer at its best. This in-depth guide will teach you soccer moves, that when used correctly, can baffle any defender.
Basic Soccer Moves
These moves are basically the touches that you learned in our Soccer Ball Control Guide, but used to beat defenders. These moves should be simple to pull off.
Simply drill at a defender than either cut away when he/she stabs in, or if he doesn’t stab, cut into open space with speed. Once you cut you need to accelerate quickly while staying in control of the ball and get your body in front of the ball. You can cut inside of outside.
In this move, you control the by using the inside of the feet to touch it between your legs. When you see an opening, quickly use an inside of the foot cut.
A variation of this move is to use bigger touches, pulling the ball away from the defender using the inside of the foot.
Roll the ball away from the defender using your sole. You can also throw in a little roll to one side, then roll it to the other side.
Push the ball towards the defender than pull it away. You can pull it away to your other foot or the same foot. This move is great for changing direction.
Touch the ball with the outside of your foot then quickly cut inwards using the inside of your foot.
These moves are more advanced and integrate the beginning moves. For instance, after performing a scissor, you make an outside cut.
Act like you are going to cut, but move your leg around the ball. You can do one and then cut, two, or as many as you want. The key with this move is to make the scissor convincing, then accelerate in the opposite direction.
Lean your body and put your place foot next to the ball. Then cut in the opposite direction. You can also do a double lean, that is do it twice then cut in the opposite direction.
Named after the legend, this move takes a little practice to get right. Touch the ball then turn around and perform a pull back. This is a great move to use when you are approaching a defender from an angle.
This is an effective turn and move. For the move, approach the defender at an angle, fake a shot, then perform the crofe. To perform the crofe touch the ball with the inside of your foot behind you to the opposite side.
Stop and Go
You can do this move in many ways. The general idea is to fake like you are pulling the ball back or stopping then to accelerate forward. You can do thie by pulling the ball back and touching it with your lace or the outside of your opposite foot. You can also cut back with the outside of the foot than quickly use the inside to go forward.