- 1 [Sport/Deporte] 1.1 (structure) portería (f), arco (m) (Latin America/América Latina) to shoot at goal tirar al arco (Latin America/América Latina) or (Spain/España) a puerta to be in o play in o keep goal jugar* de guardameta or de portero or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de arquero or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) de golero (before noun/delante del nombre) goal area área (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) chica or de portería or de meta goal kick saque (masculine) de puerta or de portería or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) de valla goal line línea (feminine) de gol goal mouth boca (feminine) de golMore example sentences1.2 (point) gol (masculine) to score a goal marcar* or meter or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) anotar or anotarse un gol to save a goal salvar un gol, parar or detener* or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) atajar un (disparo a) gol (before noun/delante del nombre) goal average gol (m) average, promedio (m) de goles goal scorer goleador, (masculine, feminine)
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- Mr Foxley said there were still some problems with organising the event including installing a set of rugby or American Football posts instead of the football goals.
- The most evident of these is the newly designed entrance, whose metal frame resembles a football goal.
- Shots are made at soccer-style goals rather than a basket and there are seven players in each team.
- But the good thing for the strikers is that we are so sound defensively we don't have to score five goals to win a game.
- For the record, the Brazilian Ronaldo scored two goals in that World Cup final win two years ago.
- They did score the opening goal of the game after ten minutes of play in the first half.
- 2 2.1 (aim) meta (f), objetivo (m) to reach o achieve one's goal lograr or alcanzar* su ( or mi etc) objetivo to set goals for oneself proponerse* metas or objetivos I set myself the goal of finishing the job by Friday me propuse (como meta) acabar el trabajo para el viernes goal-directed activities actividades (feminine plural) dirigidas a la obtención de un fin 2.2 (destination) destino (m), meta (f)More example sentences
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- Sensing that the end of the cave was within our grasp we pushed on towards our goal of the East Canal.
- You move ahead in a single-pointed manner to achieve professional goals and ambitions.
- A slow and steady approach allows you to fulfill ambitions and achieve professional goals.
- It inevitably acts as a barrier to achieving ambitious economic goals.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.