Get ready for more drama as the Champions League and Europa League begin.
Chelsea lifted last year’s CL trophy after beating Man City in the All-Premier League final – and the Blues began defending their title against Zenit on 14 September.
But there are big changes this season in how teams can go through the knockout stages of the game.
Are the goals in the Champions League and Europa League matches counted?
Roundups have been a feature of European knockout games since 1965.
But things are going to be different for this campaign.
After years of speculation, UEFA has finally decided to end goal scoring in both legs of the Champions League and Europa League knockout games this season.
Thus, a tie aggregate score will now be the deciding factor in sending a tie in overtime.
If the score remains the same after the extra 30 minutes, we will be penalized.
The law previously provided a significant benefit to those parties who hit the back of the net on the road, but were criticized by many spectators.
Explaining the decision, UEFA President Alexander Sefrin said: “The goal of the Goals has been a major part of UEFA competition since its introduction in 1965. However, the question of its elimination But for the past few years, discussions have been taking place at various UEFA meetings.
“Although there was disagreement, many coaches, fans and other football stakeholders have questioned its fairness and have expressed a preference to abolish this principle.
“The effect of the order is now against its original purpose because, in fact, it now prevents the home teams – especially in the first legs – from attacking, because they are afraid of conceding a goal that will defeat their opponents. Will give a significant benefit.
“It’s unfair, especially in extra time, to force the home team to score twice when the outside team scores.
“It simply came to our notice then.
“Considering the consistency in the style of play throughout Europe and the many different factors that have led to the decline in domestic profits, the UEFA Executive Committee has made the right decision, adopting the view that it is now Not suitable for home-made multiple weight lifting rounds.
This means that Bayern Munich could be the last team to be knocked out on goals away from the Champions League when they drew 3-3 overall with Paris Saint-Germain last season.
PSG won the first league 3-2 and Byron took a 1-0 lead in the second but was now knocked out due to poor governance.
Are there extra time and penalties in the Champions League and Europa League if the scores are equal?
Yes. If the aggregate scores are equal after two 90-minute games, the match goes to extra time in the second round.
If scores are equal at the end of extra time, we will have penalty kicks to decide the winner.