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The Embarrassing Moment A Liverpool Fan Explains The Champions League Away Goals Rule Wrong

The Embarrassing Moment A Liverpool Fan Explains The Champions League Away Goals Rule Wrong

A Liverpool fan was left red-faced after he failed to understand the concept of the away goals rule in the Champions League.

Steve the Red spoke to talkSPORT host Andy Goldstein after Liverpool's 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

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In fact, he was really pleased with the result, believing that it meant Jürgen Klopp's men would have an advantage in the return leg next month.

Unbeknownst to Steve, he hasn't fully grasped the way in which away goals work in Europe's top-tier competition.

"You have to remember, Andy, that away goals count double," he said, before adding: "So if we score, Bayern have to score two to win.

"If we score two, they have to score four. If we score three, they have to score six."

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Yes. You read that right!

Unsurprisingly, Goldstein couldn't stop laughing at what he heard.

However, the talkSPORT host did take the time to explain to Steve how the actual rule works.

"They'd need three... you know it's not actually double?" he said.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

While the Liverpool boss has plenty of time to prepare ahead for the second-leg match against Bayern Munich, he will have to turn his attention to their Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday.

The Reds will be hoping to keep momentum with Manchester City in their title challenge, though Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men bounced back after their Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain with an impressive win over Chelsea in the FA Cup.

On Wednesday, SPORTbible readers voted United-Liverpool as the biggest rivalry in British football, so let's hope this weekend's encounter is as memorable as some of the ones from the past.

Who will win out of United and Liverpool?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: talkSPORT

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, REds, Jurgen Klopp, talksport, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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