According to The Times, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is considering abolishing the cup rule on goals scored on the opponent’s field. The Club Competition Commission is expected to discuss it at Friday’s meeting in Porto.
The rule was introduced in the 1965/1966 season and is used in the elimination part of the cups when the score after two matches is a draw. In this case, the team that has scored more goals on the opponent’s field will advance to the next stage.
But now the rule has been criticized, mainly because of the coronavirus pandemic, many matches have been played on neutral ground. Therefore, UEFA officials will discuss its cancellation in Porto on Friday, where the Champions League final will take place on Saturday.