The South American Confederation announced that, as of 2022, the goals scored away from home will no longer be used as a tiebreaker.
After 16 years, all the goals will once again have the same value in the Libertadores and Sudamericana Cups: as announced this Tuesday, November 25, as of 2022, the “away goal rule” will be eliminated from all organized competitions. by CONMEBOL.
“This is aimed at greater sports justice” reads the post of the entity.
CONMEBOL eliminates the “away goal”. From now on, all the goals of the CONMEBOL tournaments will have the same value; the many goals converted as a visitor will no longer be considered as a tiebreaker. With this, it is aimed at greater sports justice.
– CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) November 25, 2021
In this way, the goals scored by the teams in the matches played away from home will no longer be used as a tiebreaker both in knockout stages and to define positions in a group stage. In this way, in the event of a tie in a “kill-kill” style definition series, the many converted both at home and on the road will have the same value, that is, if there is parity for a similar result, there will be penalties to define the player. winning team in case it is eighth, quarter and semifinal.
The measure, similar to the one that UEFA decided to adopt as of the current 2021/22 season in all its tournaments, “points to greater sports justice,” as explained by the South American Confederation in a brief statement published on social networks.