A UEFA committee has recommended that rules on away goals be scrapped, the German news agency DPA writes, citing well-informed sources. UEFA’s executive committee must ultimately make a decision.
The away goals rule was introduced in 1965 and is currently still in effect in the Champions League and Europa League. It is also used in international football. If both teams have scored the same number of goals in a knockout match, the away goals scored will be decisive.
UEFA believes it is now much easier to score away goals than in the past when the rule was introduced. Modern stadiums, even with fans, are less intimidating and the way of playing has also changed considerably, according to the European Football Association.
The matches without an audience and on neutral ground during the corona crisis would have helped the UEFA committee with their recommendation. UEFA hopes to welcome fans again next season.
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Away goals rule seems to really die after more than 50 years | Foreign football
Source link Away goals rule seems to really die after more than 50 years | Foreign football