How The New UEFA Away-Goal Rules Will Help Reduce The Pressure On Defenders In The Champions League (Opinion)
The 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League is almost here as teams are still involved in the final playoffs before the official draws are done for the tournament which starts in September. It is regarded as the most elite club competition in the world where teams compete for the ultimate trophy by playing two-legged ties from the group stages to the knockout stages before rounding up with a one-legged final.
To increase the competition among clubs in Europe, UEFA introduced other competitions like the Europa League and the Conference League. These competitions are for those clubs that do not make it to the Champions League. The Europa League is gaining awareness by the day because top clubs who do not make the Champions League find themselves in the competition and must play.
UEFA have revealed trophy for the newly established Conference League ahead of next season when the competition will begin in earnest. The European competition was believed to have been established to give other lowly-perceived teams the opportunity to compete in European tournaments aside from the Champions and Europa League.
Yesterday, action went down in the UEFA Europa League and Conference League, but the most shocking result was in the Conference League where Jose Mourinho's AS Roma was trashed 6-1 by Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt. The Norway based club outplayed Roma which were the better side on paper based on player quality and pedigree.
Arsenal have been struggling to qualify or win trophies. The once great club are now finding it difficult to even compete in the Champions League. The Gunners had a terrible season, and did not even manage to qualify for any European competition. They ended the season in the 8th position, 3 points behind Wolves who qualified for the Conference League.
Jose Mourinho said his side should not be ‘overly optimistic’ and claimed the Scudetto is more important, but he ‘would like to win the Conference League’. Roma begin their UEFA Europa Conference League group stage game at home against CSKA Moscow tomorrow and the Portuguese wants the fans to keep their feet on the ground in the stadium.
It was all goal galore in the UEFA Europa League, Conference League and Champions League match day 3, as we saw lots of goals being scored in all three competition. It will interest you to know the 5 French teams, who represented Ligue 1 in the European games this week, came out unbeaten.
Scoring goals in every league competition is what every footballer desires to do and Lorenzo Pellegrini has achieved that in the course of his football career. Lorenzo Pellegrini is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for AS Roma, he is also the club captain. Pellegrini graduated from Roma AS Roma academy before having joined the club in 2007 then later made his senior debut in 2015.
The European football governing body popularly known as UEFA introduced new competition earlier this year to join the likes of Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup, and the newly introduced competition is called UEFA Europa Conference League. The Europa Conference League was introduced in order to give more teams the opportunity to play in UEFA competitions, and that has already started last week.
The official name of the competition, “UEFA Europa Conference League” was announced on 24 September 2019.The UEFA Europa Conference League referred to as UECL is a planned annual football club competition held by UEFA for eligible European football clubs.It will be the third tier of European club football after the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.
Chelsea won the Champions League in 2020/21 after defeating Manchester City in Porto in May. The rest of Europe looked on, wishing they could be a part of the showpiece event, which is still the most prestigious in club football. Apart from Chelsea and Man City, the continent's biggest teams have already begun their preparations for the coming season.
UEFA clubs competitions committee have decided to abolish the away goals rule in the Champions League, Europa League and the newly formed Conference League. The away goals rule has been active since 1965 and has been the determinant factor in tie games for all of Europe's knockout games.
The 2021-22 Premier League season will commence with Arsenal visiting newly-promoted Brentford in the first match of the season. A race to determine who wins the league, qualifies for European competitions next season (Champions League, Europa League, or Conference League), and who gets relegated.
Roma boss José Mourinho saw only ‘positive’ things from his side's 3-0 Europa Conference League win away to Zorya, but was still bitter about the loss to Lazio. The Stadio Olimpico were coming off a 3-2 Serie A defeat to Lazio, but retained their 100 per cent record in the Conference League by sweeping Zorya Luhask aside 3-0 in Ukraine.
Harry Kane has been omitted from Tottenham's traveling squad for their Europa Conference League fixture against Pacos De Ferreira on Thursday night amid unending speculation about his future at the club. The England Captain only returned to training yesterday with the full Tottenham squad and was reportedly in contention for the trip to Portugal.
In his first match after announcing that he would stay at Tottenham this season, Harry Kane scored two goals as Tottenham beat Pacos de Ferreira 3-0 on Thursday to overturn a first-leg deficit in the Europa Conference League play-off round. Nuno Espirito Santo's men will enter the group stage of UEFA's third-tier competition on Friday after defeating Pacos de Ferreira.