The EFL has confirmed that the Carabao Cup semi-finals would be split into two legs next season. After the coronavirus epidemic pushed the start of the season back to September, the ties were contested as one-off matches in the 2020-21 season.
Since the League Cup’s establishment in 1960, the semi-finals have been played over two legs, and an EFL representative told the PA news agency that the regular format had now been reinstated.
The ties will be contested over two weeks in January 3 and 10 of the following year. The first and second legs are usually two weeks apart, however this season they have been shifted closer together due to a non-UEFA international window that begins at the end of January and ends in early February.
UEFA’s ambitions to overhaul its club tournaments from 2024 onwards pose a longer-term danger to the Carabao Cup model.
Source: Daily Mail