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    Hi,

    Bolt, of course, is quicker. But what Pato did, he did with the ball at his feet. The young Brazilian took possession of it inside the center circle, then suddenly accelerated straight for the Barcelona goal.

    I have several questions concerning this short paragraph.

    What does the "it" stand for? Does it mean "feet"?

    And how to understand the red sentence? What did the writer mean by mentioning "for the Barcelona goal"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Bolt, of course, is quicker. But what Pato did, he did with the ball at his feet. The young Brazilian took possession of it inside the center circle, then suddenly accelerated straight for the Barcelona goal.
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    Silverobama, the passage is about a football match. What do you think 'it' might be if a player gets it and then rushes towards a goal? There is a clue in the first sentence, above.

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    His feet, right?

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    But what Pato did, he did with the ball at his feet.



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    #5

    Re: some questions

    But what does the red sentence mean?

    He is a player of AC milan, but why did he accelerated straight for the Barcelona goal?

    He should accelerated straight for the AC milan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    He is a player of AC milan, but why did he accelerated straight for the Barcelona goal?.
    Not many players that I know of deliberately try to move a ball towards their own goal.

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    In soccer, you score in the opponent's goal. Barcelona's goaltender stands in front of Barcelona's goal and Milan's players try to put the ball into it.

    (The same sense is used in ice hockey and American football as well. You defend your goal/net/end zone. You try to penetrate the other team's.)

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    Re: some questions

    Thanks a lot.

    What does this sentence mean?

    he did with the ball at his feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    What does this sentence mean?

    he did with the ball at his feet.
    Nothing.

    It means something as part of: But what Pato did, he did with the ball at his feet.

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    Re: some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In soccer, you score in the opponent's goal. Barcelona's goaltender stands in front of Barcelona's goal and Milan's players try to put the ball into it.

    (The same sense is used in ice hockey and American football as well. You defend your goal/net/end zone. You try to penetrate the other team's.)

    For info, "goalkeeper" is much more common than "goaltender" in soccer.

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