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ESPN – Time to ditch the away goals rule in the Champions League

Chelsea celebrate after Demba Ba's goal earned an away goals win over PSG last season. As Europe's leading coaches congregated for the 16th edition of the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon on Thursday, one of modern football's most divided topics was again brought into question: the away-goals rule. A concept that was first implemented by UEFA in 1965 to provide an alternative tie-breaker to a time-consuming replay or the random toss of a coin — an outcome that, for example, favoured Liverpool after two 0-0 draws with Cologne in the 1964-65 European Cup quarterfinals — proved…

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