UEFA scraps away goals rule in European club ties

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3news June 24, 2021 2:38 p.m.

UEFA scraps away goals rule in European club ties

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.

“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,” Ceferin added.

“There is also criticism of the unfairness, especially in extra-time, of obliging the home team to score twice when the away team has scored..

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