UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

June 25, 2021

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra-time. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. “However, the question of its abolition has been debated…

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KLOPP AND WENGER: SIMILARITY AND AND DISPARITY……….

The pair are of two of the game’s most respected tacticians and though their playing styles and personalities may be different, there are subtle similarities between both coaches.   One prefers a robust pressing game, the other a refined possession model, but while the differences between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal are immediately obvious, the similarities between the pair and their respective coaches are perhaps not so blatant. The two teams…

November 5, 2013
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ARSENAL AGREE £30m A YEAR DEAL WITH PUMA THE MOST LUCRATIVE KIT CONTRACT IN BRITAIN……

Arsenal have agreed the most lucrative kit contract in British football with Puma. The Gunners rake in £30m a year from a five-year deal with Emirates. Now they have reached an agreement with the Boston-based firm for £30m a year over five years from the end of 2013/14. The deal tops Liverpool’s £25m-a-year contract with Warrior and will signal the end of Arsenal’s 20-year relationship with Nike, whose deal is…

May 8, 2013
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Arsene Wenger is accustomed to fingers pointed his way when this thorny topic returns to the agenda so he was braced when he heard the one about Roy Hodgson and the vanishing English footballers. Wenger was the first manager to select an entire match-day squad in the Barclays Premier League with none eligible for England but things have changed at Arsenal in the eight years since. The Gunners will travel…

April 20, 2013
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Chamakh: No Room For Discussion Now

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh does not wish to discuss his future with the club until the end of the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Bordeaux centre-forward has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, and has scored just one goal in 15 appearances in all competitions this season. Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has signed club legend Thierry Henry on loan while Chamakh is on international duty…

January 25, 2012
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Van Persie: No Grudge Against Wenger

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has denied there is any rift between himself and Arsene Wenger. Reports of a disagreement in the camp surfaced after the striker’s negative reaction to the manager’s tactical decisions in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester United. The Frenchman has received widespread criticism from fans for substituting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin, who had just created Van Persie’s equaliser, and replacing him with Andrey Arshavin, with the…

January 24, 2012
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