n.1.(Wrestling) A method of tripping by getting the leg back of the opponent's heel on the outside and pulling forward while pushing his body back; a throw made in this way.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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James Rodriguez scored with a low shot in stoppage time after a slick backheel flick from Juan Cuadrado.
Cristiano Ronaldo got an early goal but Emmanuel Eboue drilled home, Wesley Sneijder netted and then Didier Drogba's backheel gave the Turks hope before Ronaldo got a second.
Running away from goal, Mohammad caught everybody by surprise with a perfectly executed backheel.
Xandao beat Joe Hart with a clever close-range backheel after 51 minutes as the Portuguese side controlled most of the last-16 encounter at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.
"What reason did he have to backheel Scott in the head with his studs when he is laying on the floor?" said the Spurs chief.
Substitute Stefano Okaka scored with a stunning backheel two minutes from time to give flying Roma a 2-1 Serie A win over bottom side Siena.
However, they were eventually undone on 78 minutes when substitute Eduardo set up Robin van Persie before Andrey Arshavin scored with a cheeky backheel which had more than a hint of offside.
His backheel into the net in the 4-0 destruction of Charlton on Saturday left the visitors' keeper Dean Kiely with a look on his face that said: 'Where's the ball gone?'
Marcus Ingvartsen pulled one back for Denmark before half-time, but Solanke struck again with a cheeky backheel and Everton striker Calvert-Lewin added two more late goals in another impressive display by Aidy Boothroyd's side.
Leonardo Pereira's late strike cancelled out Tommy Reyes' backheel goal as Al Jazira drew 1-1 against Kalba at the Mohammad bin Zayed Stadium on Thursday night.
"It is not a backheel, it was from 18 yards out and I've curled it and it is the winning goal in the end so I am delighted with that.