find the net

Kontol

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Could you explain what find" means in football?

GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 2-1 Arsenal
52min: Super goal this. Diogo Dalot wins the ball in midfield and soon finds Marcus Rashford on the right, he cuts the ball into the box for Cristiano Ronaldo and for the 800th time in his career, he finds the net to complete the turnaround for United. Drop him at your peril, Ralf.

19 mins
Brighton 0-1 Man City
Jack Grealish finds Gabriel Jesus, whose low 16-yard shot is parried away by Robert Sanchez.

West Ham 1-0 Brighton
Inches wide!
Jarorod Bowen bursts into life with a driving run down the right and then a low shot that goes so close to finding the far bottom corner.

41' Robertson finds the feet of Firmino but the Brazilian's touch gives Cathcart the chance to intercept. Liverpool come again and Keita's effort bounces against the crossbar, having taken a deflection on the way through. Liverpool get their sixth corner of the half.
 

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You've got so much great context there, Kontol, that it's hard to believe the meaning isn't very obvious. What do you think it means?
 
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From the context, I think "find" means to reach or to put the ball into the net in these examples.

To find a player means to find a teammate with a pass, whilst "find the net" means score a goal. As for "find the bottom corner", I think it means thse same thing as "find the net, or perhaps this has more information how the goal is scored?
 
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Did you read the link I posted above?
 

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