A good first touch is one of the most skillful and genius things that a soccer player can do on the field. It’s so simple yet can cut through a defense or beat a defender in one quick moment.
Cruyff, most famous for his cut back turn, uses a brilliant first touch in the video below and surprises the keeper a bit, I think, with a quick shot that bends up and over his head.
Hat tip to The Offside.com for pointing me to the video.
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