UEFA cancel Away Goal rule in European Club Football.
Written by crest887fm on June 25, 2021
UEFA has confirmed that the away goal rule in European club football is to be abolished from the start of next season
The rule, used since 1965, decided drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scored the most away goals.
All ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg will instead go to extra time and potentially penalties.
Uefa’s club competitions committee made the proposal last Month and it has now been approved by the body’s executive committee.
It means games in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League and Women’s Champions League will no longer use the rule.
Uefa says there is now a smaller gap between the number of home and away wins as well as home and away goals scored in European competitions compared to when the rule was introduced, reducing home advantage.
It says that is down to a number of factors including pitch quality, improved stadium infrastructure and new technology such as the video assistant referee.