Soccer Equalizer

What is equalizer in soccer?

A goal that is scored which creates a tie situation in a match.

Equalizer Goals and Tie Games

As matches are typically low scoring affairs, they can sometimes end in ties. A goal which creates a tie situation is known as an equalizer. For many leagues, this is a perfectly acceptable end to a match.

In some tournaments, however, the winner must be decided. This can be done through extra time, aggregate scoring or a penalty equalizer