Hibs on alert as away goals rule set to be changed for next season's Europa League

Hibs are set to be impacted by a change to European competition next season with Uefa ready to alter the away goals rule.

By Craig Fowler
Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:36 am
The Europa League trophy. Picture: Getty
The Europa League trophy. Picture: Getty

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The rule will remain in place across 90 minutes. However, once a second leg goes into extra-time the away side will no longer gain an advantage. Plans to scrap the rule entirely were dismissed.

The changes are expected to be voted in this Friday, according to The Sun. The rule change will be in place for next season’s qualifiers, which are expected to see Hibs enter at the play-off stage with the Easter Road club currently in third place in the Scottish Premiership table.

At present, Jack Ross’ men will enter qualifying for the new Europa Conference League, but will move into the Europa League play-off should this season’s Scottish Cup be won by any of the top three. This would guarantee group-stage football one way or another with EL play-off losers dropping into the ECL.

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