Penalty shootouts have played a leading role in the Eurocup. It has not only been decided by one that the title was for Italy and not England, which is already deciding. They have handed down a verdict in three more games. We ourselves passed one and fell into another. UEFA’s decision to annul the preferential value of away goals from now on to resolve ties in the aggregate round-trip score will lead us to many more penalty shootouts. This luck, rather sporadic, because rarely does a team shoot more than ten in a championship and only becomes more present in the final stages, it is now going to take on a much more everyday character.
That has encouraged me to comment with some people of our football an idea that I have been using for a long time: to break ties in LaLiga with a run from which the winner comes out with one more point. That is to say: 0 the one who loses, 1 the one who draws and loses the round, 2 the one who draws and wins the round and 3 the one who has won the match. Penalty shoots are the most telegenic thing in football and what the kids like the most, who are said to be distancing themselves from football. The science of shooting and stopping penalties would improve and our shooters and goalkeepers would be more prepared for the new era in the European club championships.
I do not think that he will commit any infidelity if I say that among those who have raised it are Thebes and Rubiales, and I did not see that it seemed nonsense to them. Thebes told me, with truth, that this corresponded to the Federation, and Rubiales, also with truth, that the approval of the IFAB would be needed. This is what the USSR did when it decided to give 3 points for victory instead of 2, as it had been doing from time immemorial. That sounded strange and had criticism, but over time we all ended up doing it. I think the same thing can happen with this, and that starting first would give us an advantage, even if it was temporary, in the European championships.