Do Away Goals Count in the Playoffs?

Do Away Goals Count in the Playoffs?

According to Cardiff City News, away goals do not count in match playoffs. If two teams come out as equals in two full-time encounters plus extra time, they have to square it out in post-match penalties.

The away goals rule is a common tie-breaker technique in association football. In a two-leg fixture, in which each team has a home game and an away game, the away goals rule is always the first tie-breaker if the game ends as a draw. However, the penalty rule is the ultimate tie-breaker if both teams have the same number of away goals after the two legs.

The away goals rule is not considered in match playoffs. A post-match penalty shootout is always the tie-breaker, regardless of the difference in away goals.