Tottenham could be affected by a major rule change that is set to be finalised by UEFA, according to reports.
BBC Sport claims UEFA’s executive committee is ready to vote on scrapping the away goals rule in European competition.
UEFA’s club competitions committee has apparently already voted to abolish the rule – it just needs approval from the executive board.
That means the away goals rule is unlikely to be in place in the Champions League, the Europa League and the Europa Conference League next season.
Spurs will take part in the inaugural Conference League after finishing seventh in the Premier League, so they will be affected.
But more interesting is how Tottenham would have been affected had this rule change been made a couple of years ago.
In their run to the Champions League final in 2019, Spurs beat Manchester City in the quarter-finals and Ajax in the semi-finals, progressing from both ties on away goals.
Had the rule been scrapped before that campaign, both of those famous victories might not have happened – the second legs would have gone to extra-time and possibly penalties.
Just imagine if those nights had turned out differently!