Conmebol will eliminate the so-called "away goal" starting next year

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) announced this Thursday that it eliminated the so-called “away goal” and will return to the competition format prior to the 2005 Copa Libertadores de América.

In a statement released through its social networks, the entity that regulates South American football reported: “Conmebol eliminates the” away goal. “From now on all the goals of Conmebol tournaments will have the same value, they will no longer be they will consider as a tie-breaking factor the many converted as visitors. With this, they aim at greater sports justice “.

The decision will be implemented from the next continental competitions in 2022 and will not modify the definition of the final of the Copa Libertadores, which will take place this Saturday between Flamengo and Palmeiras, at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo.

In this way, from now on, in front of a round trip in a continental tournament matched in goals, the definition by penalties will continue as it happened until the 2004 edition, where the Colombian club Once Caldas was champion by penalties after drawing without goals with Boca in La Bombonera and then 1-1 in Manizales.

It should be noted that Conmebol’s measure remained in line with the Union of European Football Federations (UEFA), which also announced the elimination of the away goal for its competitions.

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