Learn Futsal: How to Fake and Beat a Defender
Matheus Palinha is back with another amazing futsal tutorial! Many times, you find yourself in a situation when you don’t have many options to go forward because of a nearby defender. With minimal help from a teammate, Matheus shows a move where you fake a pass and cut forward to beat a defender.
When facing a defender and one of your teammates is making an overlapping run behind you, you fake like you will pass the ball by:
- Dragging the ball behind you with the sole of your foot
- Then, dragging the ball with the inside of your foot towards your teammate (while the ball is behind you)
- Stopping the ball with your toes and top of your foot.
You then cut the ball forward through the center of your body and have an opportunity at creating a shot, dribble, or pass.
This move is done in one continuous movement and with practice can be done very quickly. This fake is a great skill to have in order to create space between you and a defender. The next step is to get a Senda futsal ball available on our website and start practicing this dribbling skill in matches and training sessions.
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