Translation of goal in Spanish:


portería, n.

Pronunciation /ɡoʊl//ɡəʊl/


  • 1

    • 1.1Sport

      portería feminine
      arco masculine Latin America
      to shoot at goal tirar a puerta Spain
      • to be in / play in / keep goal jugar de guardameta / de portero
      • Shots are made at soccer-style goals rather than a basket and there are seven players in each team.
      • And if players are to be protected, then nets behind the goals have to be considered, however bad it might look to PR-conscious sponsors or directors.
      • Uri also donated ‘special’ crystals for the supporters' club to place behind one of the goals.
      • Some England fans behind one of the goals could be seen trying to tear down metal fences separating them from Slovakian supporters.
      • The most evident of these is the newly designed entrance, whose metal frame resembles a football goal.
      • Last week a story in The Nationalist highlighted an area behind one of the goals which had been torn up by the quads.
      • From the time that I was tall enough to peer over the low, white-painted wall behind the goals, I would attend Easter Road: week in, week out.
      • The yawning gap behind one of the goals is a legacy of the proposal to build a fourth stand to meet Premierleague criteria last season.
      • It really is quite bad, we go down to the Village Hall green to play football but we want to get a hard surface area built there with a couple of goals and basketball hoops.
      • Handling the puck with both intricacy and ease, you race towards the opposing goal.
      • Mr Foxley said there were still some problems with organising the event including installing a set of rugby or American Football posts instead of the football goals.
      • The number of times he raced from his goal to narrow an attacker's shot was exceptional.
      • Another evening Allen and Morgan sat down to watch a rare video of one Munster final, shot from behind the goals Morgan was guarding.

    • 1.2Sport

      gol masculine
      to score a goal anotar / anotarse un gol Latin America
      • to save a goal salvar un gol
      • He's been described as a hard-nosed guy who skates well, wins face-offs, scores goals and finishes his checks.
      • In an uncanny coincidence, on the night of its premiere Ferguson scored the only goal of the game in Everton's win over Manchester United.
      • So, it's two games, two goals and two wins in the Premiership under the new regime at Chelsea.
      • It is all very well doing a lot of good things around the box but goals win games.
      • But the good thing for the strikers is that we are so sound defensively we don't have to score five goals to win a game.
      • The premise is to score more goals than you concede producing tons of wins and few draws.
      • Not many recent World Cup finals include dramatic comebacks and winning goals in the waning minutes.
      • For the record, the Brazilian Ronaldo scored two goals in that World Cup final win two years ago.
      • ‘At the moment it looks as if we have to score three goals to win a game,’ he admits.
      • If I'm not mistaken, the hapless home side need to score five goals without reply to win.
      • But isn't that a lot like saying the team that scores the most points or runs or goals wins the game?
      • Germany scored two goals over the course of three games and did not win one of them.
      • They did score the opening goal of the game after ten minutes of play in the first half.
      • The attacker has just scored a goal for his team that wins them the FA Cup in the final minutes of the game.
      • The Wigan game was always going to be a tight one and as it turned out the one goal that won the game came by virtue of a disputed penalty.
      • I scored two goals in the opening five minutes of my first game against them and went on to get a hat-trick in a 3-2 win.
      • We have great goaltending - the best in the league - but if you only score one or two goals a game you are not going to win.
      • On eight minutes John Smithers flicked the ball on for David Dowling, to score the opening goal.
      • They've got players all over the pitch who can score goals but who have also got a real will to win.
      • I don't care who scores the goals, I want to see Albion winning games, week after week.

  • 2

    • 2.1(aim)

      meta feminine
      objetivo masculine
      to reach / achieve one's goal lograr / alcanzar su (or mi etc.) objetivo
      • to set goals for oneself proponerse metas / objetivos
      • I set myself the goal of finishing the job by Friday me propuse (como meta) acabar el trabajo para el viernes
      • goal-directed activities actividades dirigidas a la obtención de un fin
      • Yet the total lifestyle upheaval needed to achieve such an ambitious goal is as realistic for most homeowners as flying pigs.
      • We have received assistance in our efforts to achieve these goals from many sources.
      • When there is a definite goal, effort to achieve it becomes fun or enjoyment.
      • It inevitably acts as a barrier to achieving ambitious economic goals.
      • To fulfill a desire is really the reason people live; we go about our days in the hopes that we can achieve a particular goal.
      • I have the distinct advantage of following someone who set lofty and ambitious goals and achieved them.
      • Using visualisation to achieve specific goals can bring amazing results.
      • You move ahead in a single-pointed manner to achieve professional goals and ambitions.
      • I'm ambitious, I have goals and big plans, but at the same time, I know this is my first album.
      • A slow and steady approach allows you to fulfill ambitions and achieve professional goals.
      • You have all the ability you need to achieve the goals you desire.
      • He put huge physical and mental effort into achieving this goal, chasing his dream from his native Austria to London and on to California.
      • I hope the committee achieves it goal and the effort is carried out by successive governments.
      • The desired goal can be achieved speedily and surely only if a decentralised approach to implementation is adopted.
      • Our bid for the speaker's position, although it failed, was part of our effort to achieve this goal.
      • Some of the promised outreach efforts actually achieve their goals; those should be appreciated.
      • They are known for getting what they desire and achieving their goals.
      • It may be that, among girls, a desire to achieve academic goals countervails motivations to use drugs.
      • Most probably, I think, it would be good for each and every person to cherish a desire to achieve his goal in life.
      • As Africa attempts to achieve ambitious millennium development goals, many critical challenges confront healthcare systems.

    • 2.2(destination)

      destino masculine
      meta feminine
      • Sensing that the end of the cave was within our grasp we pushed on towards our goal of the East Canal.