UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has said that UEFA are considering including the single-game knockout in future competitions after it’s success over the COVID suspension period.
Football had to be suspended and the club’s competition format had to be revised in order for the competition to draw to an end. The single-game knockout format surprisingly proved to be a hit, with Cerfin claiming, “We were forced to do it but in the end, we see that we found out something new. So we will think about it in the future for sure."
The Europa and Champions Leagues this season saw their final stages played out in August in neutral venues with extremely exciting game finales. The UEFA president thinks this has to do with the fact that teams were taking risks and going for goals because of no ‘second legs’.
No changes can be implemented before2024/2025, however, talks are expected to begin regarding what future structures will be put in place later this year. The next phase of the competition looks to be very interesting indeed. Meanwhile, there are not so many matches or broadcasters, and until the ‘madness’ is over, decisions will be on hold.