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What is the meaning of "draw" in football?

GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal (Salah 73)
Tsimikas flicks a header on down the left. Jota eyebrows another header down the channel, and releases Mane. He races into the box, draws Ramsdale, and squares for Salah, who leaps to sidefoot into the net from close range. That’s a fine goal.
 

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Chris Ramsdale is a goalkeeper. Ramsdale was "drawn" (pulled away) off the goal line by Mane running the ball into the box, looking as if he was going to try and score. Once Ramsdale was out of position, the ball was passed to Salah, who scored.

It could have been worded "draws Ramsdale out" but it's not necessary. In football parlance, it's clear what's meant.
 
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