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Discussion in 'Europa League Discussions' started by NewEnglandSpur, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. NewEnglandSpur New Member

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    First time that I am trying to figure out how the Champions League works from the round of 16 forward. Spurs have AC twice, home and away, right?

    Here comes the dumb question: what happens if they split the games? How do they decide who advances?
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    Whoever scores the most away goals will go through if were on an even aggregate
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    if you score 2 goals in milan than you have the best chances to go through even if you lose 4-2 cuz all you need to do is win 2-0 at home or 3-1 and you will be through while 4-2 would bring you into over time and 5-3 win would make you lose as they would have 3 away goals while we have only 2.
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    So do away goals count more in some way? How would they handle the over time?
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    the away rule counts in overtime as well. so if we lose 4-2 in milan and we win 4-2 at home and go to overtime at our place then if milan scores 4-3 in overtime then we need to score 2 more goals meaning we have to win 6-3 in overtime. 5-3 would mean we are even in goals but as they have scored one more away goal they would advance.
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    Away goals are the key thing to getting through in the KO rounds, they are the first tie breaker. If Milan and us get even number of away goals and even on aggregate than we play 30 mins of extra time then go to penalties.
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    Thanks for the response. So there is an advantage to having the home game last in case of extra time, I guess?
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    Yes, definitely....its almost good to win the group before the KO stages to avoid some of the bigger clubs...in our case we got dealt a tough draw, but one we should be able compete with and win if we show up to play.
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    I read somewhere that ac will be active in the transfer market and that may make the difference. Hopefully the home game last will even that out.
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    They did sign Cassano, who plays upfront which will allow them to rotate their strikers....Robinho is still average, and Ibra is a menace when he shows up to play. They have some reliable talent in their midfield (Ambrosini) and in their CBs but will struggle out on the wings with Bale/Lennon if they dont adjust their defense.

    I reckon we'll be active in January too so hopefully we get our striker and maybe 1 or 2 other players who can make an impact and put us over the edge when we play them.
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    EXTRA Time. Overtime is what occurs in American Sports. And Basketball.
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    Yes, and it is a "clean sheet" as opposed to a shutout. :y15:
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    and you say nil instead of zero, that is one I am still learning after 8 years.
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    or zip or nada or goose egg or zilch
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    Still with nil :302:
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    Hence the name: "Northern Ireland Nil"...
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    Simply put:

    After 180 minutes (2 legs of 90 mins each):
    1st tiebreaker - which team has scored the most goals over the two games
    If equal, 2nd tiebreaker - which team has scored the most AWAY goals over the two games
    If equal, It goes to Extra Time (30 minutes)

    After 210 minutes:
    1st tiebreaker - which team has scored the most goals over the two games + Extra Time
    If equal, 2nd tiebreaker - which team has scored the most AWAY goals over the two games
    If equal, then it goes to a penalty shootout
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    and the bad rule is, if it goes to overtime, the away team has a huge advantage due to the away goals rule, correct?
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    correct. Although i feel that come the OT then that shouldn't matter at all. the away goal should just be for getting to OT.

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