Carabao Cup extra-time rules: Does League Cup go to penalties after 90 minutes or is there extra time when it’s a draw? – The Sun

CARABAO CUP returns with a cracker as Manchester United take on crosstown rivals City in the semi-final first legs.

The blue half of Manchester are the reigning champions, looking to win the competition for a third time in a row.

As for Man Utd, they are eyeing their first piece of silverware under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Leicester City face Aston Villa in the other semi-final.

Does the Carabao Cup go to penalties after 90 minutes?

All Carabao Cup matches EXCEPT the final go straight to penalties after 90 minutes.

Clubs voted in June 2018 to remove extra time from League Cup matches from the following season.

This means that if a tie finishes in a draw it will go straight to penalties.

The EFL said that the change would help reduce fatigue in players after the midweek games.

But this year's final at Wembley will retain the traditional system with penalties taking place only after extra time.

Does the Carabao Cup use ABBA penalties?

The ABBA penalty format was introduced in 2017 but scrapped after just one season.

ABBA penalties effectively means the order of kicks taken in a shootout is similar to the serve in a tennis tie-break, with the first team taking one penalty, then both alternating in taking two.

Is VAR used in the Carabao Cup?

VAR is being used in the Premier League this season after clubs voted to bring it in for the 2019/20 season.

However, it was scrapped for this year's competition.

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