goal noun definition in Soccer topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Soccer topic
1 (in sports) a frame with a net into which players must kick or hit the ball in order to score a point He headed the ball into an open goal (= one that had nobody defending it). Who is in goal (= is the goalkeeper) for Arsenal? 2 the act of kicking or hitting the ball into the goal; a point that is scored for this The winning goal was scored by Hill. Liverpool won by three goals to one. United conceded two goals in the first half. a penalty goal