PES Skill: Volley and overhead kick

Volleys and bicycle kicks are harder to save for a goalkeeper then just headers. Especially when the distance to the goal is larger then 10 metres. In Pes players often decide to perform a header instead of trying to play a volley shot.

To force your player to take the ball as a volley shot or as a spectacular acrobatic finishing you have to press the shoot button twice before receiving the ball.

If you perform a bycicle kick your player should have the acrobatic finishing card. Else the likelihood to fail is very high.

In PES 2017 crosses come very accurate. the likelyhood of getting an overhead kick animation is very rare. To increase the chance for this there are three techniques.

1) supercancel with the receiver.
If the cross is on its way you have to move your receiver out of position and then doubletab the shoot button. the disadvantage of this technique is that usually the defence is better positioned and will simply clear the ball.

2) manual crossing.
Play the cross with pressing L2 to an area which your attacker can reach more likely than his marking defender. Doubletab the shooting button and enjoy. This technique needs some training

3) do it yourself
When receiving a cross or better an early cross just press R3 and nothing else. Your player will stop the ball with his chest and lift it up a bit. Now press the shooting button to perform an acrobatic kick.

PES Skill: Corner kick

Corner kicks are solid opportunities to score goals. In PES 2017 a goal from a corner can decide the game because it is not a high scoring game like PES2016. In this tutorial we will teach you how the specific factors and tactis influence the corner kick setup.

Number of CB and Strikers
Strikers (CF,RWF and LWF) will always be in the box and Central Backs will stay back on the centre line if the tactic is not switched to the highest attack or defence level.

Attack-Defence Level
The new Feature of the A/D Level is giving a big influence on your team’s setup.
The higher the A/D-Level the more players are joining the corner kick inside the box.

Players to join the Attack
In the gameplan menu you can select ->[Players]->[Players to join the attack]. Here you can select 3 players which will defenitely be in the box and wait for your cross. For every player you sent into the box one other player will come back. So do not hesitate to use this feature.
It is recommended to select physical and tall players with good arial battle abilities.

The Corner Kick Tactic.
By pressing the Cross to the left side you can select four different Corner kick formations.



A number of players form a line in the middle of the penalty area, making it hard for opponents to mark them.


A number of players rush from the back of the penalty area towards the goal mouth.

Far Post

A number of players gather near the far post. A player is also stationed in the middle of the penalty area, ready to deflect the cross.


Several players are stationed by the six yard box. Another player is standing at the penalty spot. ready to pounce any loose balls. The player at the penalty spot will not be stationed there if you have the A/D level on dark blue.