2v1 on the Wing + Finishing

  • Organisation

    • 4 cones

    • bibs (one for the defender)

    Use the four cones to mark a square (4m x 4m) for the defender on the edge of the penalty box.

  • Process

    The first player takes 2-3 touches forward and then passes the ball into the winger.

    With that pass, the first player starts an overlapping run in behind the winger.

    The winger takes his first touch to the center of the field and dribbles towards the defender.

    When he is within 2-3 meters of the defender, he plays the ball out wide to the overlapping defender.

    The player that made the overlapping run than accelerates towards the penalty area and either shoots or plays the ball into the approaching striker.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Start drill with passive defender that becomes more and more active

    • Dribbling and overlapping runs should be at a high tempo

Training Set

Main point


20 min


U13, U14 - U19, U23+


Combinations, Wall passes, Ball control, Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling


One on one, One On One, Overlapping, Wing play/Crossing

General Training Goals


Building an attack over the wings

Training Organization

Number of Players

4 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Free space, Half-field

Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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