What is 1-on-1 in soccer?
1-on-1 situations can happen as a result of a team's error, a pass interception or a breakaway. Usually, the only obstacle between the offensive player scoring after overcoming a 1-on-1 is the goalie.
Defensive Tips for 1-on-1
Many offensive players will try to fake out the defender, because as soon as the offensive player gains the advantage, there's nothing stopping him from taking a shot on goal. Being quick on your feet is going to allow you to keep your opponent in front of you and away from the goal.
Offensive Tips for 1-on-1
If your opponents are putting 1-on-1 on your team, keep your touches tight. This is extremely important to maintain control. Failure to bounce back on quick turnovers can make or break you gaining the advantage on 1-on-1.