It’s 90th minute, the score is 0-0. Real Madrid has been giving you a hard time; they attack from all sides, you’re defending by all means possible. They’ve moved their defensive line high up. Suddenly, you’ve got a chance of a counter attack. You send the high ball up the field; Pepe and Ramos lost your attacker and you’re 1 on 1! Will you score and cause a major upset to Real?!
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII+! YOU LOUSY MOTHERF*************! WHO TAUGHT YOU TO PLAY YOU PIECE OF SHI*! FUUUUUUUUUUUU*K!
Familiar? Yes, your attacker missed the one chance you had in all of the game. And hey, it’s time for you to stop blaming the game – rather try and learn how to be good at scoring 1 on 1 situations.
- Know your attackers’ stronger foot.
Every player will shoot better with his stronger foot. Period. There are some exceptions, like in real life, that shoot almost equally good with both feet, but they’re rare.
- Keep your composure.
Just be cool in those split seconds. Don’t panic. If you rush, you’ll probably press the wrong buttons and miss.
- Learn the lob shot
LB + X. It’s really easy and incredibly useful when the goalkeeper rushes to meet you. It’s easy enough to shoot it from a first touch.
- Learn the controlled shot
RT + X. Rather than shooting with full power, the controlled shot will be more precise. But you’ll have to get a grip on it and learn when and how to use it. Otherwise, you’ll be giving the keeper the chance to catch the ball easy. Here are some examples for lob and controlled shots.
- Practice in training
The ingame training, as in real life, is really useful to try some of your ideas and also to automate your finishing moves. When you score enough goals in training in many different ways, your fingers will automatically pick the move to finish the action when playing against CPU.