Uefa to discuss ‘scrapping away goals rule’ at Friday meeting

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Uefa are considering scrapping the away goals rule, according to reports.

The Times on Wednesday reported that European football's governing body will discuss the rule at Friday's club committee meeting in Porto, held ahead of the Champions League Final.

The rule is applied when the score of a two-legged tie is level on aggregate after 180 minutes, with the team scoring more goals away from their home venue declared winners.

The rule, introduced by Uefa in 1965-66, has come under scrutiny this season with some matches being held at neutral venues without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic but with the away-goals stipulation still valid.

Last season's Champions League winners Bayern Munich were knocked out by Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals on away goals, while Juventus also crashed out under the rule in the round of 16, losing to Porto in extra time, with both ties at traditional home venues.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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