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pick_up (verb)


  1. The first real chance of the game came in the 17th minute, as [Luis García]RECIPIENT picked [the ball]BALL up [in his own half]TARGET and exchanged passes with Baroš. [1077178 / p5]
  2. [Zelenka]RECIPIENT, illustrating his midfield talent, picked [the ball]BALL up [in his own half]TARGET and played a crisp one-two with Jun and shot in, silencing a packed Old Trafford. [1077199 / p9]
  3. Six minutes later [he]RECIPIENT was at it again, picking [the ball]BALL up [on the edge of the Fenerbahçe area]TARGET, showing Deniz Baris a clean pair of heels, evading the on-rushing goalkeeper but lifting his shot over the bar. [1077167 / p4]
  4. With the game seemingly heading towards a 1-1 draw that would have taken the Italian champions through after Samuel Eto'o had levelled for the home side to cancel out Andriy Shevchenko's opening goal, [the Brazilian playmaker]RECIPIENT picked up [Eto'o's pass]PASS [just outside the penalty area]TARGET and cut inside Alessandro Nesta before unleashing an unstoppable left-foot shot that flew high into the top corner and sent the 90,000 Camp Nou fans into ecstasy. [1077203 / p2]
  5. [Saviola]RECIPIENT picked up [Lucas Bernardi's pass]PASS [midway inside the Olympiacos half]TARGET and made a beeline for goal, jinking past three opponents before chipping delightfully over Antonios Nikopolidis and into the net via the underside of the crossbar. [1077177 / p4]
  6. On 51 minutes [Zenden]RECIPIENT picked up [Queudrue’s pass]PASS [on the left]TARGET and sprinted forward, cutting inside before shooting inside the near post from the edge of the box. [79934 / p5]
  7. Nine minutes after the restart [Geraerts]RECIPIENT picked up [a loose ball]PASS and shot beyond Berti to set up a tense and hotly contested final half-hour during which both teams created chances. [79710 / p6]
  8. In the 82nd minute, Sparta made APOEL pay for that let-off, as [Pacanda]RECIPIENT picked up [a loose ball]PASS [around 20 metres out]TARGET and, moving the ball on to his left foot, curled a delightful shot past the helpless Morphis. [79224 / p7]
  9. In the fifth minute [Serbo-Montenegrin midfield player Zvonimir Vukic]RECIPIENT picked up [an errant pass]PASS and charged inside but his effort was easily handled by Dida. [1077219 / p3]

Semantic relations


Frame elements

BALL [Ball] PASS [Moving_Ball] RECIPIENT [Player] TARGET [On_The_Field_Location]

picked up the ballLuis Garcíain his own half
picked up the ballZelenkain his own half
picking up the ballheon the edge of the Fenerb...
picked up Eto'o's passthe Brazilian playmakerjust outside the penalty ...
picked up Lucas Bernardi's passSaviolamidway inside the Olympia...
picked up Queudrue’s passZendenon the left
picked up a loose ballGeraerts
picked up a loose ballPacandaaround 20 metres out
picked up an errant passSerbo-Montenegrin midfiel...