Being a non-native speaker, I don't quite have a good feel for this. Is it usually referred to in singular or plural?
For example, is it "We painted the goal white" or "We painted the goals white", when referring to just one side of the pitch?
P.S. I think I know why I was unsure: Russian for "goal" behaves the same as "scissors" does in English, i.e. it has no singular.