Straight sprinting is the most frequent action in goal situations in professional football

@article{Faude2012StraightSI,
  title={Straight sprinting is the most frequent action in goal situations in professional football},
  author={Oliver Faude and Thorsten Koch and Tim Meyer},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={30},
  pages={625 - 631}
}
Abstract The present study aimed to analyse the influence of speed and power abilities in goal situations in professional football. During the second half of the season 2007/08, videos of 360 goals in the first German national league were analysed by visual inspection. For the assisting and the scoring player the situations immediately preceding the goal were evaluated. The observed actions were categorised as: no powerful action, rotation (around the body's centre-line), straight sprint… 
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