beat on the spin [football (soccer)]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by bearfreak, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. bearfreak Senior Member

    Japanese-English
    Hello everyone. This is football (soccer). I don't understand the phrase "beat on the spin" here. What does it actually mean?

    29' Booking for Otamendi, who is not having a good time in the centre of the Argentina defence.
    He over-commits himself into the back of Chicharito, who had him beat on the spin, but was tripped.
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  2. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
    I am not an expert on football, so this is a bit of a guess.

    He moved too close towards the back of Chicharito to be easily manoeuvrable (over-committed). As a result, Chicharito succeded in avoiding him by turning round (spinning) quickly.
     
  3. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    who had him beat on the spin, but was tripped.= who (Chicharito) beat him (Otamendi) when he (Chicharito) turned quickly with the ball, but (Chicharito) was tripped (by Otamendi.)
     
  4. bearfreak Senior Member

    Japanese-English
    Thanks so much, se16teddy and PaulQ. That's very clear now.
     

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