How To Bend The Soccer Ball Like Ronaldo With The Outside Of Your Foot Step by Step: 1. Start back from the ball about 6 paces. 2. Approach the ball from about a 15 degree angle (almost straight on). 3. Strike the ball just to the right side of the center spot on the ball. 4. As you make contact, go from right to left following completely through the ball and landing on your left foot. 5. It is very important to have a GREAT amount of force behind this kick to make it bend properly. 6. It is also very important you make contact with the right part of the ball while kicking.