In a scoring opportunity, there are many different ways to put the ball in the back of the net. In year’s past, shooting at the near post was overpowered. However, this year if you can shoot at the far post then your shots will be more effective. We’ll be using Real Madrid (one of the fastest teams in FIFA 14) in this OrangeOctop.us tutorial. Continue reading below as we take you step by step through the FIFA 14 shooting tutorial of aiming at the far post.
Step 1 – Putting the ball on the dominant foot
For this shooting tutorial you will need shoot with the dominant foot of your player. Gareth Bale has a stronger left foot and that is why he is lined up on the left side of the box and shoots at the far post. Ronaldo and Benzema has a stronger right foot and that is why they are positioned to strike the ball on the right. Angling the shot is more complicated. If you do not have an optimal angle then you will need to aim at a 90 degree angle compared to the direction of your player. For both pictures in this FIFA 14 shooting tutorial the ball should be aimed down.
Step 2 – Powering up the shot
For the shot, you need the power bar to be less than 2 bars. You can just lightly tap the shot button to have the power bar at the same level above. Going over 2 bars on the power meter causes the ball to go wide of the net.
Step 3 – Getting the rebound
Another advantage of shooting at the far post is even if the goalkeeper saves the ball in many cases you will get the rebound and eventually score (as you can see in the last action from this tutorial). Keep aiming at the far post and you will see results.
This is a follow-up to my crossing tutorial for FIFA 14, let me know what you think of this FIFA 14 Shooting Tutorial in the comments below.