One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(especially in soccer) an attempt to score a goal; a shot.‘Ghana had 21 shots on goal to the Americans' eight’
- ‘Del Piero won a corner for Juve, from which Zambrotta got in a shot on goal.’
- ‘Donegal were even more wayward in their kicking, not hitting their target with their first six shots on goal.’
- ‘Then Millwall, who had not contrived a single shot on goal, had the temerity to equalise.’
- ‘Indeed, they suffered the embarrassment of not having a single shot on goal in Switzerland.’
- ‘A cleverly worked set-piece saw Ronaldo tee up Figo for a shot on goal through a crowd of bodies.’
- 1.1 (in ice hockey) a shot that enters the goal or would have entered the goal if not blocked by the goaltender.‘Heatley got their first shot on goal while on the power play’
- ‘Jerome Gauthier-Leduc led all Rochester skaters with five shots on goal.’
- ‘The game had plenty of offense, with the two teams combining for 83 shots on goal.’
- ‘Andrei Markov had two shots on goal in 17:16 on the ice.’
- ‘Gibson was even better against Team Russia stopping 28 shots on goal.’
- ‘In that contest, Ennis was very active offensively taking seven shots on goal.’
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