The reason why the semi-finals of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup with Brentford will take place just over one leg

Tottenham Hotspur were drawn against Brentford in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

The Spurs will bid for a place in the finals for the first time since 2015, while Brentford will compete in the championship in their first major cup semifinal.

However, there is a big difference between this season and the semifinals of previous years, because the relationships no longer took place over two legs.

Instead, only one knockout match will take place in the week beginning January 4th.

After the Spurs get out of the hat first after the win over Stoke City, the game will be played at their stadium.


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The EFL announced at the start of the season that the semifinals this year will move from two legs to one due to congestion of the node caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The shutdown in March will continue to have a striking effect on football, and the delayed start of this season means clubs are facing a hectic schedule to end the campaign on time.

To ease this situation, the EFL decided to cancel the other parts of the semifinals, instead of opting for an individual match that takes all the winners.

Due to congestion on the schedule, rounds of two to four took place consecutive weeks earlier in the season.



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However, the semi-finals will have one key difference compared to the previous rounds, with the overtime being reintroduced into the competition.

Overtime was canceled on the eve of the 2018/19 season to help players reduce fatigue, and pulled ties instead went straight to the penalty shootout.

Since there was no second game, the EFL decided to allow overtime for the semifinals along with the final.

The semifinals and finals will also feature VAR, which was not available in previous rounds of the competition.

The semi-final winners will advance to the finals, which are scheduled for earlier this month for April 25, in hopes that some fans may be able to attend the match at Wembley.

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