Manually control your Goalkeeper to save free kicks
This year, free kicks are more effective than ever - both online and offline. They are very easy to score, and the AI's conversion rate is insane as well. Thankfully, there is a way to stop conceding these goals by manually controlling the goalkeeper.
You can manually control your goalkeeper by pressing the Cursor Change button (L1) and clicking R3. My advice is to leave your goalkeeper in the middle, and go to the corner only if the ball is heading that way.
When playing online, it may be wise to avoid revealing to your opponent that you'll be manually controlling the goalkeeper. You can select your goalkeeper when his player free kick animation starts, leaving him no time to adapt to the circumstance.
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