UEFA Scraps Away Goal Rule In Champions League And Europa League

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UEFA has abolished the away goal rule in all club competitions from the 2021/22 season.

Instead, ties that are still level after two matches will go to extra time and penalties.

“The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. However, the question of its abolition has been debated at various UEFA meetings over the last few years,” UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said.

“Although there was no unanimity of views, many coaches, fans and other football stakeholders have questioned its fairness and have expressed a preference for the rule to be abolished.”

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He added: “The impact of the rule now runs counter to its original purpose as, in fact, it now dissuades home teams – especially in first legs – from attacking, because they fear conceding a goal that would give their opponents a crucial advantage.

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Source: Complete Sports