How to save a one on one
When a striker is running at your goal everyone will expect him to beat the goalkeeper and score.
All the odds are in the strikers favor!
As a goalkeeper, how do you try and stop the striker scoring? What can you do to put the striker off? How can you reduce their chances of scoring?
There are mainly two situation for a goalkeeper to decide what to do in a one on one.
Smother and the block
The block – This is when the goalkeeper spreads his body to try and block a shot. You would use this technique when you are closing the striker down, the striker is going to shoot so you make yourself BIG. Manuel Neuer is a great goalkeeper to watch for this technique.