(=score) but m
the winning goal le but de la victoire
→ They beat us by four goals to three.
to score a goal marquer un but
(=goalmouth) but m
→ The ball missed the goal by a few inches.
to miss an open goal rater un but dégarni
→ Nothing exasperates a football crowd more than the sight of an open goal and a striker missing it by miles.
(=objective) objectif m , but m → What are your goals in life? His goal is to become the world champion. Son but est de devenir champion du monde. → The American goal was to put a man on the moon. My long-term goal was to become a senior manager. Mon objectif à long terme était de devenir directeur. → The ultimate goal of the pressure groups is to stop all nuclear testing.
n (SPORT) but m marqué à l'extérieur
→ Blackburn win on away goals.
n (RUGBY) drop m
n surface f de but
n (British) goal-average m
n différence f de buts
goal kick , goal-kick
n coup m de pied de renvoi (aux six mètres)
goal line , goal-line
n ligne f de but
(=sudden-death goal) but m en or
(FOOTBALL) but m contre son camp
Southampton took the lead through a Richard Shaw own goal after only 30 seconds. Southampton a pris l'avantage au score par un but de Richard Shaw contre son camp, après seulement trente secondes de jeu.
They lost by an own goal Ils ont perdu à cause d'un but contre leur camp
to score an own goal
[footballer] marquer contre son camp
he scored an own goal il a marqué contre son camp
(=counterproductive action) coup m de fusil dans le pied
a clear public relations own goal un vrai coup de fusil dans le pied en termes de relations publiques
to score an own goal
(=damage one's own interests) se tirer dans le pied
→ Because of the legislation I could not employ a woman. Women have made themselves unemployable. They have scored an own goal.
n but m sur penalty
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