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Masterclass: Ibrahimović on beating opponents

Published: Friday 26 September 2014, 10.33CET
Ahead of facing FC Barcelona, Zlatan Ibrahimović figures in the second archive masterclass as he explains how to get past defenders, with a drill for you to practise.
 
 
Published: Friday 26 September 2014, 10.33CET

Masterclass: Ibrahimović on beating opponents

Ahead of facing FC Barcelona, Zlatan Ibrahimović figures in the second archive masterclass as he explains how to get past defenders, with a drill for you to practise.

Key tips
• It is the defender's job to make your life as difficult as possible – even the best can be stopped.

• You can beat a defender in many ways: with speed, with skills and by swerving.

• As long as you have the ball at your feet you have the advantage.

• Once you go past an opponent, remember to still have the ball!

• After beating a man, concentrate on shooting and scoring goals – like this one Ibrahimović got for AFC Ajax against RC Celta de Vigo.

Ibrahimović's classic Ajax goals

Ibrahimović says ...
"Some players make it look easy: Simão, Cristiano Ronaldo, and last but not least, me!"

Next step ... One v one drill


There are loads of other star skills and drills, plus plenty more, on UEFA Training Ground

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Last updated: 26/09/14 15.58CET

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