FIFA 21 | How to Finesse Shot

FIFA 21 finesse shot

FIFA 21 is the most popular soccer game out there, with a hugely competitive fanbase. Every match, be it online in Ultimate Team or offline in Career Mode, is full of tension. If you want to get the best of your opponents, you’ll need to pull off moves that other people can’t. That’s where the finesse shot comes into play. They’re different from regular shots, with more curve and swerve to confuse opposing defenders. We’ve got the lowdown on how to finesse shot in FIFA 21.

How to Finesse Shot in FIFA 21

FIFA 21 finesse shot

Pulling off a finesse shot in FIFA 21 is a very simple process, and only involves two buttons. First, you’ll need to hold down the right bumper – R1 on PlayStation, or RB on Xbox. Then, you need to press the shoot button – circle on PlayStation, and B on Xbox. Remember not to hold down the shoot button for too long, as you don’t want to overpower your shot. If you get this combination right, your player will pull off a slick curved shot.

Of course, just pulling off a finesse shot isn’t a guaranteed goal. There are a bunch of variables in FIFA, from the skill rating of the player you’re using, to the quality of the goalkeeper facing the shot. Make sure you’re not overpowering the shoot button, and remember to switch the ball onto the player’s stronger foot before shooting.

The longer you hold down the shoot button, the more lift you’ll get on your finesse shot. This can work both for and against you. It’ll either send the shot right into the top corner or way over the crossbar. Therefore, you’ll need plenty of practice to get your finesse shots just right. They’re an important skill to have at your disposal though – and will make beating rival teams much easier.

Luke Hinton

Luke Hinton

Luke Hinton is a freelance culture journalist living in Cardiff, Wales. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, and currently balances his freelancing work with postgraduate studies. He specialises in film, TV and entertainment writing.