Finally away goals rule for all Uefa competitions has been scrapped
The away goals rule, initially used back in 1965, was brought in to determine a winner in two-legged knockout ties where the two teams had scored the same number of goals on aggregate over the two matches.
The rule has been in place in European competition for 56 years, but reports had circulated for some time that it was to be abolished.
And at a meeting on Friday, last month, UEFA took the decision to scrap away goals – subject to executive committee approval.
The rule has led to some dramatic moments in European football down the years, the most recent high-profile instance was defending champions Bayern Munich being toppled by Paris Saint-Germain at the quarter-final stage of this season’s Champions League.