slide tackle


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slide tackle

or sliding tackle
n.
A tackle in soccer in which the defender leaps forward or slides and extends a leg in order to disrupt the play or get possession of the ball. At some levels of play, slide tackles are illegal.

slide′-tack′le v.
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I just remember sliding in with my right foot - it probably looked more like a slide tackle than a volley or anything like that.
Pedro's in a spin Poor old Pedro couldn't even get a middle-finger salute right on a day he lost a third successive Old Firm game and was the victim of a comedy slide tackle from one of his own players on the touchline.
I wasn't the most skillful player but I knew exactly what I was doing, especially with the slide tackle, I was a master of that.
6 Managed to block a promising Sunderland move in the first half and harshly booked Can for a perfect slide tackle.
I am sure they would be the first to complain if I didn't pick up my dog's mess and just left it for them to discover halfway through a slide tackle.
Reid had earlier produced a superbly-timed slide tackle to deny Vittek a second goal for Slovakia after his firm finish from Stanislav Sestak's cross.
In training he says that thinking about he can't slide tackle but when you watch him train he slide tackles because he is not thinking about it.
Three minutes later an incisive Sunderland move left David Dowson with a clear run on goal, only for Gosling to thwart the striker with a perfectly timed slide tackle.
Steven Gerrard is 4-1 to make the first slide tackle tonight
Goalkeeper Danielle Michel stepped up to punch a well-placed West Ranch corner kick out of the penalty box in the 70th minute and Shannon Seidenglanz made a potential goal-saving slide tackle to knock the ball away from Gina Tumasone with less than two minutes remaining.
They pointed out how Boumsong regularly gets pulled out of position and does not hold a firm line, and highlighted Titus Bramble's "crazy" slide tackle which gave Villa an 88th-minute penalty.
The visitors took the lead early on when a slide tackle from Pilgrims defender Paul Connolly 30 yards out looped the ball into the net for a bizarre own goal.