On Thursday UEFA made a press statement scrapping the away goals rule in its European competitions.  Previously, any team that scored more goals during its away match would be taken to be the winner even though both teams had scored the same total of goals on an aggregate basis.

From the 2021-2022 season, teams that have scored the same number of goals on aggregate after the 90 minutes of the second leg match, will instead play the traditional 30 minutes extra time to find the winner. Failure to determine the winner after the 30 minutes extra would lead to the penalty shootouts like any one-leg knockout tournament match.

The away goals rule has been in place for the last 56 years in the UEFA tournaments such as the champions league and Europa league

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