UEFA To Scrap Away Goals Rule For Champions League And Europa League

UEFA To Scrap Away Goals Rule For Champions League And Europa League

The Champions League and Europa League away goals rule could be a thing of the past.

Of course, in a two-legged European tie, away goals rule count as extra if the score is even.

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UEFA are weighing up its format amid disgruntled managers across Europe including Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone.

Not to mention former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, as well as ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Argentine manager is vocal against away goals when he said in September: “I do not understand why in the return leg a team has thirty minutes to score a goal that is worth more than the one you score at home.”

And following conversations, UEFA competition director Giorgio Marchetti said: “They think that achieving away goals is not as difficult as in the past.

“So they think the rule should be reviewed and that's what we will do,” he added.

It's uncertain when these changes could be put in place through a UEFA meeting has occurred this week.

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The 2018/19 European football campaign resumes next week with Champions League and Europa League fixtures taking centre stage.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.