goal area

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goal area

n
(Soccer) soccer a rectangular area to the sides and front of the goal, measuring 20 × 6 yards on a full-sized pitch, from which goal kicks are taken. Also called: six-yard area
Translations

goal area

n (Sport) → area della porta
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Claudio Capaca, under pressure from Barcelona's Rivaldo, lobbed a backpass goalwards which looked like dropping over Coupet and into the net only for the goalkeeper to dive backwards and head the ball against the crossbar - therefore avoiding conceding an indirect free-kick in his own six-yard area.
Southend boss Phil Brown added: "The smallest man on the pitch scores in the six-yard area from a set-piece
In the clearest chance of the evening, the Aber defence contrived to block and clear an almighty scramble within the six-yard area.
Sunderland doubled their lead just a minute later when another Greenwood corner, this time from the left, was volleyed back across goal by Toivonen and Beadling stabbed home from inside the six-yard area.
City passed up a chance to extend the lead before the break when a Chris Camwell cross was met by Tom Bayliss who failed to hit the target, and Sambou should have claimed his hat-trick when Smith found him in the six-yard area but the keeper pulled off an impressive reaction save to deny him.
A brilliant Hickey volley on 89 minutes and a tap-in inside the six-yard area from Adam Wade in stoppage time rounded-off the scoring for the Linnets.
The 2011 FA Cup winners required late heroics from the England international, who showed impressive reactions in the 91st minute to steer in Jesus Navas's cross from inside the six-yard area.
A ball from the six-yard area up to Jonathan Franks was laid back into Tommy Miller's path and the ex-Sunderland schemer lifted his pass over the top of the square home back four for Charlie Wyke.
Edina took the lead against the run of play when Sives turned the ball in after Dean Burgess's corner was lofted back across the six-yard area by Liam Edmonston.
Abdul Salam Juma, the captain of Al Dhafra, could have settled the match for his team in the last minute following a one-two with Diop, but his shot from inside the six-yard area missed the goal.
The ball drifted through a packed six-yard area to the back post where Clarke Carlisle buried a left-foot shot from pointblank range.
Matt Taylor's 29th-minute corner found Winston Reid on the edge of the six-yard area and he beat Mahamadou Diarra to the ball to power a header past Schwarzer.