Tension for European Clubs As UEFA Set to Make Decision Over Away Goals Rule

Tension for European Clubs As UEFA Set to Make Decision Over Away Goals Rule

- UEFA officials are already considering getting rid of the away goals rule in European competitions

- The crucial rule which has been in place in European football since 1965 is about to be discarded

- Champions League and Europa League could witness a very heavy decision in the coming weeks as it is set for approval

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The UEFA executive committee has received a report asking it to cancel the away goals rule that has been in place in European football competitions since 1965.

It was gathered that a major decision which will take toll on the Champions League as well as Europa League is set to be taken.

If approved, football competitions in Europe will go ahead normally in the knockout stages by getting rid of the away goals rule.

As a result, UEFA's executive committee has received the report and it is now set for approval.

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If such is passed, Europa Conference League, Europa League and the Champions League will now go ahead without the away goals rule in use.

It further states that football matches that end in a draw will head straight into extra-time and later penalties.

Away goals rule was launched to avoid teams playing a third game or play off when they draw in all indices.

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UEFA plans to abolish away goals rule. Photo: Richard Juilliart
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Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri has finally rejoined Juventus after leaving the club two seasons ago.

The Italian gaffer won five consecutive Serie A titles and played in two Champions League finals during his spell with the Turin based club.

The Bianconeri finished fourth in the league this season and managed to secure Champions league football for next campaign under sacked boss Andrea Pirlo.

Their Champions League campaign was ended in disappointing fashion after crashing out of the round of 16 for the third consecutive season in a row.

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Allegri has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid but chose to reunite with his former employers once again.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid are reportedly considering making former Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte their next manager.

Los Blancos became ‘coachless’ after Zinedine Zidane walked out on them this week, making it the second time the Frenchman has abandoned his contract with the Spanish League.

First was after winning his third straight Champions League title in 2018 and then this May following his side's failure to win any trophy at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Source: Legit

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