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FIFA 14 can be an extremely frustrating game if you don't how to score from a variety of angles and positions on the pitch. This can and is, often the difference between winning and losing a game. This area of the game is just as i mportant as defending. Finishing is definitely one of the strong points of my game. My pro clubs stats of 1123 goals in 1028 games on FIFA 12 to go alongside a current record of 952 goals in 898 games on FIFA 13 (at time of writing this section of the gu ide).
In this guide we will share you through how to score like a pro.
What stats to look for in a striker
Obviously it's not possible with every team that they will have a top quality striker but even someone with just a few of the attributes b elow will help you on the way to scoring more goals. If you're signing a player in career mode you want to be looking for high ratings in the areas below.
FK Acc. (if you want to score f rom free kicks)
The following traits are also useful:
Long Shot Taker
Aerial Threat (for headers)
Free Kick Specialist
When to shoot
Knowing when to shoot and which angles to shoot from is crucial to your success.
Generally you'll want to get into a position that:
Has a clear space in front of your player (to get the ball out of your feet = more power and accuracy0
Isn't t oo far out (the edge of the box is fine, but halfway line stuff is rarely ever worth it)
Has you facing the opposition's goal (unless you want to do a bicycle kick or other acrobatic shot)
Presents you with an angle that isn't ludicrous (shooting from th e corner flag is a waste)
Is it also crucial to try and shoot when the defender isn't close enough to push and pull you as you are shooting as this massively effects how accurate ad powerful your shots are
How to shoot
Shooting is fairly responsive on FIFA 14. If you hold the button down too much you'll end up blazing the ball over the bar and into the stands. Holding the left analog stick up in the direction of shooting will help add topspin to the ball adding some dip to the ball helps to keep the ball o target and can lead to some spectacular goals. Pushing away from goal will add backspin which we rarely ever use. The best method we have found is to aim the ball towards where you want whilst holding up so diagonally up with left analog stick and holding the stick until the ball is struck. This will help aim to the corners and add topspin to keep the ball on target.
It is important to remember – every player is different. Some will keep shots low even when you've hel d the button for a while to get used to which players react in which way to different types of shot.
These were toned down hugely for FIFA 13 and rightly so. They got it pretty spot on with 13 and it looks like they have with the current game too. Hold the RB (360) or R1 (PS3) button while shooting and your player will shoot with a softer, more accurate shot with a more curl. These are ideal for shooting the ball around a keeper diagonally when one
one, or if you're inside the penalty b ox on an angle. Obviously a player that has the Finesse Shot trait he will be even better at pulling these off.
Hold the LT (360) or L2 (PS3) button when pressing shoot to command your player to pull off a more stylish shot at goal including bicycle kicks and diving headers.
If you're running towards goal then holding this button whilst shooting can make the shot a lot faster and more powerful than usual as well as being more accurate. It's ideal for slotting low balls quickly into the goal using the double tap technique.
The Flair Shot can also be useful when the ball is in the air. Hold it down before shooting and – depending on your player's position – he will attempt an overhead kick, bicycle kick or scorpion kick. These are quite tricky to pull off and have to be well timed as well as having the player in the right position.
Flair shots can be used from low crosses too – your player will flick the ball into the net with style. If your player has the Flair trait, he will be able to pull these off more effectively. More often that not it is best just to score before trying these fancy shots but if you're a few goals in front and towards the end of the game then why not try something for the highlights reel!
Hold the LB (360) o r L1 (PS3) button to perform a lob shot. These are great if the keeper has stepped quite a way off his line or is running out towards you. They can be tricky to pull of with to begin and do take a little bit of practice to master, but look amazing when d one correctly. They are an ideal way of taking out a goalkeeper with great reflexes and diving. If the Gk is stopping most of your 1v1 chances or rushing out to you all the time closing you down before you can shoot effectively then a lob shot can be a g reat way to finish a chance. Even if it doesn't go in it will make the opposition think more about rushing out and keep him on his line giving you more chance to fashion a better shooting angle etc that we talked about above.
Scoring FIFA 14 goals are a precious thing. After all, they decide ultimately if you win a game or not. Finishing a 1v1 on FIFA is one of the most vital skills you will need to be successful at the game.
Here we talk you through the various choices you have when present ed with an opportunity where it's just you and the goalkeeper going head
Create an angle
Open up the body if there's no angle to work with
Aim high or low, never in the middle
Double tap Shot
Aim to t he side of the keeper
Wait for the goalkeeper to commit
Quickly tap the shoot button, they will get the shot away very quick
Knock the ball in front for your players to run onto and shoot
Hit earlier rather than waiting for the keeper to get close (they will almost always stop the shot if they get close)
Think about the distance you are from goal (25 yards + is going to be very difficult/Impossible to score)
Think about how the keeper has been reacting to through balls and ch ances made all game
How much power to apply, taking into consideration the backspin applied to the ball
No more than 12 yards out, any further won't have the speed or power to go in
Double tap quickly once the keeper is committed
Remember to hold L1/LB as you shoot
Skill Move/Dribble around the goalkeeper
Use a skill move that you are comfortable with
One that changes the direction that your player is travelling
Can result in a penalty if the keeper isn't quick enough
Big Touch (One of the best methods of scoring a 1v1)
If the ball is between you and the keeper
They rush towards you but you get there first
Be careful with the finish (aim at the goal not the way you're running)
Works best when you and the GK are going to be get ting to the ball at the same time
If it's on, use it. Players do in real
This is frowned upon but if it's a tight game then use it, if you're winning easily already then try something different or spectacular
L1/LB and thr ough ball is an option if the GK has closed down the angle for the pass
L2/LT adds flair and can also look good
Careful as not every player can perform this shot
So, there is a variety of ways in which a goal in FIFA can be scored when you ha ve a one v one chance. Some are easier to pull off than others but practicing all these types of finishes will see you scoring more goals on FIFA 14 and improve your attacking skills by a long way.
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