Champions League Final Get Strange Rule Change That’ll Boost Liverpool And Tottenham

Champions League Final Strange Rule Change

Premier League fans are very accustomed to seeing their teams field eleven starting players and seven substitutes on the bench, however, the rules have now changed in Europe.

Liverpool and Tottenham will see their managers name a massive 12 substitutes in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.

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This will give the two managers a huge range of options in order to chop and change as required.

Although only three substitutes will be permitted still, unless the game goes to extra time, in which case a fourth may be used.

The rule change was first introduced by UEFA in the Super Cup earlier this season between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

The same rule was implemented in the Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Spurs fans should expect a healthy glut of youngsters and fringe players on the bench come the final, as Pochettino favours a rather small squad.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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