against/strike/hit the post [football (soccer)]


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This is football (soccer). I'm wondering if the "against, "strike" and "hit" have the same meaning, that is, the ball crashes the post. Am I right?

73 mins - El Haddadi against the post.
Barcelona strike the post for the third time in the match. Ivan Rakitic delivers a free-kick from the right and substitute Munir El Haddadi hits the post with a glancing header. Sam Johnstone, who replaced De Gea, was nowhere near it.
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    English - England

    Well, we don't say "The ball crashes the post." You would need to say "The ball crashes against the post."

    "El Haddadi against the post" is journalistic shorthand: It doesn't contain a verb. The other two examples use 'normal English'. All three examples tell us that the ball hits the post.
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