Away goal

An away goal is a goal that is scored away from home, at another team’s ground. The phrase is usually used when talking about tournaments, such as the Champions League, with ties played over two legs – a home game and an away game. If the scores are level, the team that has scored more away goals wins the tie.

Because away goals are important in many tournaments, commentators often say ‘away goals count double‘ to emphasise how important they are.

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