Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Away goals and overtime in knockout football matchups with two legs: The case of Porto and Juventus last night

Last night, Juventus Turin and Porto played the second leg of their matchup in the Champions League round of sixteen. Porto had won the first leg at home, 2-1, and when regulation time expired in Turin, Juventus was ahead 2-1 as well. With an aggregate of 3-3 and the same number of away goals, the match went into overtime and each team scored a goal, so with the aggregate at 4-4, Porto won on away goals. But this is unfair: Porto played 120 minutes for their away goals, while Juventus had only 90. When the second leg goes into overtime, the goals scored in overtime should not count as away goals. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 10 March 2021)



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