It's more hit and miss, but a ball into the box from literally any angle spells danger for opponents, especially as some defences are, by default, a little less competent at dealing with high balls into the box. Press LB and the pass button (depending on your control set-up) to unleash an early cross; and get Ibrahimovic or Fellaini on the end. The new first touch effect makes congested goalmouths much more frantic and dangerous to defend.
You've Got Options
One-on-ones with the keeper are a gamble, given the men with the gloves are better than ever at blocking shots. Instead of going for goal, look for a teammate square of where you are. From there, it's a simple tap-in.
First Touch Of Death
FIFA 12 adds a more realistic first touch, meaning that some players find it harder to bring the ball under control. If you load your team full of Iniesta's, you'll be fine. But, more likely, you'll need to take first touch lapses into consideration.
Interactive tutorials teach the basics to those against reading pages of text (which, let's face it, is pretty much most of us). Skill Games build on these lessons, improvising your skills in ghetto games of 'hit the cardboard box' and 'chip the ball in the dustbin'. It really is worth taking the time to master them.
Be A Pro
If you're looking to Be A Pro, prepare to put the hours in - it's a tough gig that will eventually pay dividends. If you're looking to get ahead quicker, however, there are some workarounds. Decrease your height for a cheeky speed boost at the expense of strength, and complete challenges for XP rewards. Some are beyond easy - like 'play a match in snow' - but others will require more effort. But it's worth it - Be A Pro is a great place to hone your skills.