football: player's 'incursion' into the opposing team's half

ewie

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Football question:rolleyes:

I'm looking for a term, preferably a noun (I'm sure there must be one), to describe a player from team A 'making a break' into team B's half of the pitch, all on his own, in order to score a goal.

I'm not sure if this kind of thing is done only in 'real' football and rugby ... maybe they do it in American football too ~ so any suggestions would be welcome.

Sample sentence: A spectacular ______ by Grooney ended in an equally spectacular goal.
 
  • xqby

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    Hey, we play, uh, futbol over here too. I would call the situation where there's no defenders from Team B between a guy from Team A and the goalie a breakaway.
     

    ewie

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    Thanks, XQ ~ it never occurred to me it could be anything as simple as that: break (n²), breakaway (n²). Those are certainly near enough for me.

    I can now go back to my football-free life in peace:)

    EDIT: Doh! I actually said 'make a break' in my question:eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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