IDIOMS

break through

(intransitive, sports) To penetrate the defence of the opposition.

Example: Used other than as an idiom: see break,‎ through.
2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”[1], BBC:
  Montenegro gave Wales a scare in the first minute at the Cardiff City Stadium when Stevan Jovetic broke through, only to screw his shot well wide.