Match Academy

  • THE TWIST OFF!

    THE TWIST OFF!

    3rd January 2017

    The Twist-Off is perfect for helping you shield the ball from opponents who are to the side or in front of you.

  • DO STEPOVERS LIKE HAZARD!

    DO STEPOVERS LIKE HAZARD!

    3rd December 2016

    Eden Hazard’s right up there with the best tricksters in the Premier League, and one of his fave skills is the stepover! 

  • THE STEP-ON & HIGH WAVE!

    THE STEP-ON & HIGH WAVE!

    3rd December 2016

    This will make you tough to defend against, because the mechanics of the first part of both moves looks the same!

  • THE SIDE STEP!

    THE SIDE STEP!

    3rd November 2016

    Arjen Robben busts out the Side Step when he’s locked in a 1 v 1 situation and doesn’t have space to run, shoot or pass with the ball.

  • THE SCISSORS!

    THE SCISSORS!

    3rd October 2016

    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.

  • THE U-TURN & U-TURN HOOK!

    THE U-TURN & U-TURN HOOK!

    3rd September 2016

    Ace Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil loves shielding the ball from opponents to his side or in front by using the U-Turn.

  • THE COOKIE & INSIDE CUT!

    THE COOKIE & INSIDE CUT!

    3rd August 2016

    The Cookie is a dummy where you fake to do the Inside Cut, but you actually use a change of pace and continue in the same direction. Dele Alli is the master!

  • THE CHOP & DOUBLE CHOP!

    THE CHOP & DOUBLE CHOP!

    3rd July 2016

    Real Madrid and Wales megastar Gareth Bale uses the Chop or Double Chop 1 v 1 move to create space and change direction from opponents closing him down diagonally from the front or behind. It looks totally sick, too!

  • THE PULL SPIN!

    THE PULL SPIN!

    3rd June 2016

    The Pull Spin’s one of the most famous skills in footy – it’s also known as The Maradona, Marseille Turn, Roulette, 360 and Double Drag-Back!

  • TAKE FREE-KICKS LIKE WILLIAN!

    TAKE FREE-KICKS LIKE WILLIAN!

    3rd May 2016

    Willian is definitely one of the best free-kick takers on the planet –here’s how to bag FKs like the Chelsea megastar!