The Scissors

THE SCISSORS

Barcelona goal king Luis Suarez is a total expert at The Scissors – he uses it to create space either side of opponents in front of him. It’s a useful 1 v 1 move in and around the penalty box when space is tight and defending pressure is high!

CREATE SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES!

This move helps create space for a shot as you approach the goal. You feint the defender one way, then move into the space you’ve created and unleash a rocket into the top corner! Rashford did this against West Ham in the FA Cup last season! Check out our tips how to do it below!

BALL MASTERY – OUTSIDE CUT SINGLE SCISSOR

  1. Moving forward slowly, take a small diagonal touch to the right with the outside of your right foot.

  2. Then perform a scissors action around the ball with your right foot – like when doing a stepover.

  3. Now do the above actions with your left foot and repeat, alternating with each foot.

MIRROR MOVES – THE SCISSORS

  1. Step around the front of the ball using a scissors action – like when doing a stepover.

  2. As your foot touches the ground, use the outside of your opposite foot to take the ball in the other direction.

  3. Now transfer your weight in that direction and move away from your opponent!

MIRROR MOVES – THE SCISSORS DRAG

  1. Step around the front of the ball using a scissors action – like when doing a stepover.

  2. As your foot touches the ground, use the inside of your opposite foot to take the ball in the SAME direction.

  3. Now accelerate away and leave your opponent choking on your dust!