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Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate.

Medium: On aggregate

Medium: On aggregate

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There are lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the phrase on aggregate

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is medium so we’re looking at football words and phrases you need to describe what’s happening on the pitch or words and phrases fans and commentators on TV might use. There will be lots of phrasal verbs to learn at this level.


Rich: The phrase we are looking at in this episode is on aggregate.

Jack: The word aggregate is used to describe a total number that is made up of smaller numbers which have been added together.

Rich: For example, the aggregate attendance at Premier League matches in 2018/19 was 14.62 million.

Jack: This total figure comes from all the matches that were played in the Premier League last season.

Rich: So, there are twenty clubs in the Premier League and they each play 19 home matches so that’s 380 matches in total.

Jack: Good maths, Rich. Anyway, 14.62 million was the aggregate attendance last season all the attendances at all the matches added together.

Rich: The word aggregate is used most commonly in matches and economics but also in sport as we will see now.


Rich: We want to look at how the word aggregate is most commonly used in football and that’s when we use the phrase on aggregate.

Jack: On aggregate is the phrase we use when the scores from two matches are added together.

Rich: The phrase is used in cup competitions when teams play two matches against each other.

Jack: Normally, one match is played at each other’s stadium and the winner is the team that scores more goals over the two matches.

Rich: At the end of the second match there would be the aggregate score.

Jack: Last week Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-2 on aggregate. They won the first match 2-1 and the second match 2-1.

Rich: If you add the two scores together you get the aggregate score - 4-2. City won 4-2 on aggregate.

Jack: But what happens if the scores are level on aggregate?

Rich: If the scores are level on aggregate then the team who scored more goals away from home wins, or then there is extra time or penalties.


Jack: There is the final whistle!

Rich: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

Discuss

  • If the home team wins both matches 3-0 who wins on aggregate?
  • If the home team wins the first match 2-1 and the second match 1-0 who wins on aggregate?

Write your answers in the comments section below.

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Richard J's picture
Richard J
04/09/2021
EC
2846
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Well, it depends on the competition I don't know what happen in domestic competitions in Europe but in International European club competitions the rule of more goals scored away from home doesn't exist anymore so regarding this in both cases the teams play extra time and next penalties. On the other hand using the away goals rule in the 1st case the teams play extra time and next penalties but in the 2nd case the team with more goals scored away win the match.


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Richard J
04/09/2021 21:35
Ecuador
Liverpool
2846

Well, it depends on the competition I don't know what happen in domestic competitions in Europe but in International European club competitions the rule of more goals scored away from home doesn't exist anymore so regarding this in both cases the teams play extra time and next penalties. On the other hand using the away goals rule in the 1st case the teams play extra time and next penalties but in the 2nd case the team with more goals scored away win the match.

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Gabriel Amaral
19/05/2021
BR
1512
points

- That would be a tie. Both teams should play extra time or even penalty shoot outs to decide the winner.
- The team that won the second match 1-0 would be qualified.


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Gabriel Amaral
19/05/2021 15:03
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

- That would be a tie. Both teams should play extra time or even penalty shoot outs to decide the winner.
- The team that won the second match 1-0 would be qualified.

hsn's picture
hsn
08/02/2021
TR
5540
points

The answers of two questions;
On aggregate, the team who scored more than other team in extra time or at the penalties wins.

As you know, , when the score announced in football firstly home team numbers of the goals is said.

P.S.
• Here is a cliche points a case which two teams's scores are level. "One goal scored by away team is counted as two goals".

• We use "Aggregate" word to describe raw materials such as sand and stone used to make concrete. This word is pronounced as written in Turkish.


hsn's picture
hsn
08/02/2021 18:10
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5540

The answers of two questions;
On aggregate, the team who scored more than other team in extra time or at the penalties wins.

As you know, , when the score announced in football firstly home team numbers of the goals is said.

P.S.
• Here is a cliche points a case which two teams's scores are level. "One goal scored by away team is counted as two goals".

• We use "Aggregate" word to describe raw materials such as sand and stone used to make concrete. This word is pronounced as written in Turkish.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/08/2020
UA
6313
points

If the home team wins the first match 2-1 and the second match 1-0 then the away team wins on aggregate having scored one goal more away than the home team.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/08/2020 03:15
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

If the home team wins the first match 2-1 and the second match 1-0 then the away team wins on aggregate having scored one goal more away than the home team.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/08/2020
UA
6313
points

In case the home team is THE SAME team then it wins on aggregate 6 : 0. If the home team in the question are TWO opposing teams on their home pitches then read MoBeckham's answer underneath. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/08/2020 03:12
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

In case the home team is THE SAME team then it wins on aggregate 6 : 0. If the home team in the question are TWO opposing teams on their home pitches then read MoBeckham's answer underneath. :-)

Mekhalla
23/08/2020
MR
2
points

However, PSG missed a string of chances. Bayern won 1-0 to PSG on aggregate.


Mekhalla
23/08/2020 23:48
Mauritania
Liverpool
2

However, PSG missed a string of chances. Bayern won 1-0 to PSG on aggregate.

pawalele
20/08/2020
PL
4
points

Draw, need extra time

Team who win 1-0 because they dont't lose a gol at home


pawalele
20/08/2020 09:25
Poland
Chelsea
4

Draw, need extra time

Team who win 1-0 because they dont't lose a gol at home

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mobeckham
19/08/2020
TR
6511
points

Then they are level and they need to play extra-time then penalties if the score is still the same :)

It will end 2-2 on aggregate but the team who lost 2-1 wins on aggregate because they score away from home and not conceded any goals at home :)


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mobeckham
19/08/2020 21:01
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Then they are level and they need to play extra-time then penalties if the score is still the same :)

It will end 2-2 on aggregate but the team who lost 2-1 wins on aggregate because they score away from home and not conceded any goals at home :)

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