Soccer Away Goals Rule

The Away Goals Rule is used in some tournaments as a tiebreaker. When teams play each other home and away, if the aggregate score is equal after the second match, any goals scored at the ground of the opposing team will be worth more than goals scored by a team on their home turf.


The Away Goals Rule

A rule in soccer that determines the winning team by whichever team scored the most goals while playing on their opponent's field. In two legged matches, teams play each other in both a home game and an away game. This rule is only used if the aggregate score is equal after the second match. If the aggregate score is equal, whichever team scored more goals while they were away is awarded the overall win.

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When listing the teams in records, the home team will be the first listed team, followed by the away team.

Win By Away Goals Rule

Game 1 at Team A's Stadium

Team A (Home Team): 0

Team B (Away Team): 2

Game 2 at Team B's Stadium

Team A (Away Team): 4

Team B (Home Team): 2

By Aggregate Score

Team A: 4

Team B: 4

Winning Team: Team A and Team B are tied based on aggregate score.

By Away Goals Rule

Team A (Away Goals): 4

Team B (Away Goals): 2

Winning Team: Team A wins by the Away Goals Rule.