Uefa Hold meeting on Considering the Single-game Knockout System
Following the new single-game knockout system adopted by Uefa in response to coronavirus pandemic which affected not just football but every social life of the nations of the world. Uefa is now considering revisiting the single-game knockout format in future seasons following its incorporation in this season’s Champions League.
Football’s suspension during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a revision of the club competition’s format in order that it could be completed at all cost. The president of Uefa Aleksander Ceferin said: “We were forced to do it but in the end, we see that we found out something new.” He also said: “So we will think about it in the future for sure.”
Both the final stages of the Champions League and Europa League from the quarter-finals onwards were held at neutral venues over a two-week period in the month of August. English Premier League Manchester City played French side Lyon which h ended 3-1 in favour. Paris St-Germain and Atalanta also played and PSG won before RB Leipzig’s win over Atletico Madrid.
The highlights of the campaign was the 8-2 thrashing Bayern Munich gave to advanced to the semi-finals against Lyon, they beat Lyon also won Paris Saint-German in the final to lift the 2019/20 Uefa Champions League. The single-game knockout system was also used in Europa League which Sevilla won.
Uefa president also said: “If it is one match if one team scores then the other has to score as soon as possible. If it is a two-legged system then there is still time to win the next match.” “But of course we also have to think about the fact that we have less matches and broadcasters say ‘you don’t have as many matches as before, this is different’ – so we will have to discuss when this crazy situation ends.”