What is Aggregate Goals?

"Aggregate Goals" or "on aggregate" references the total goals in a home-and-home series to advancement in a tournament.

Example:

  • Team A defeats Team B by a score of 3-1 in the first leg of the series.
  • Team B defeats Team A by a score of 1-0 in the second leg of the series.
  • Team A wins the series and advances on aggregate goals by a score of 3 goals to 2.
  • Team B won the second leg, but only scored two goals in the series. Even though Team A did not score in the second game, they scored three goals in the first match and thus have three total goals in the series.
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