Battle Of The No.9s!

BENZEMA v SUAREZ
BATTLE OF THE NO.9s!

El Clasico rivals Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez are two of the top strikers on the planet! Here's some tips and tricks, plus a sick drill to improve your finishing – just like the La Liga heroes!

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TIP 1: REACTION SPEED

Goal grabbers Suarez and Benzema have rapid reaction speeds, which helps them rip so many nets! To be a goal king like them, you’ll need to concentrate at all times so you can react and really take advantage of any goal chance!

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TIP 2: BALL STRIKING

When attempting to shoot, look up at the goal before you strike the ball for accuracy, and try to aim for the corners like the lethal Barcelona and Real Madrid strikers do so well! Now focus on the ball and strike through with your furthest foot from the defender for maximum protection!

TRAINING GROUND

Now practise doing this shooting drill by watching the video above!

STEP 1

Two players are needed for this drill. The attacker and defender pass the ball to each other with their right foot, playing a maximum of six passes in total.

STEP 2

At any point during the six passes, the defender must turn quickly and sprint through the left gate. The attacker reacts by directing the ball with their right foot through the right gate.

STEP 3

The attacker now looks to shoot at goal under full pressure from the defender, who tries to block the shot or tackle the attacker and counter-attack. Next, repeat the above steps on the opposite side

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Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez both wear the adidas® X 17+ Purespeed. Explosive quickness for the speed demon.