Play like Real Madrid: Play from the wings

Play from the wings like Di Maria, Ozil and Coentrao, thanks to this carefully constructed drill from Alfred Galustian, head of Coerver Coaching


Set out a pitch of 40 x 50 yards with full-size goals. Mark out 10-yard ‘crossing lanes’ on each side.


Teams play five vs five (including goalkeepers). Both teams have a player solely operating in each crossing lane, creating one-on-one match-ups out wide. The drill starts with the goalkeeper playing out to one of his team-mates. From there, the team must try to get the ball to either winger. This player can either try to beat his opposite number, play a one-two with a team-mate or deliver an early cross. Goals can only be scored by converting a cross.A

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For more technical advice visit Coerver Coaching on YouTube. For more drills and games from Alf Galustian visit Soccer Session Planner

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Also see:
Play like Real Madrid: Counter-attack
Play like Real Madrid: Pass and move

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