I have a career mode with UD Las Palmas, first season got promotion, second season almost win the league ending second to real, that meant that on third season we are playing champions league. We draw at the group stage with dortmund, chelsea and anderlecht, a tough group for a 4 star team. We lost both matches against dortmund but won both times against chelsea and also won home and away against anderlecht. This lead to my team finishing with 12 points, tied with both chelsea and dortmund which also had 12 points. So i looked at the group table and the final positions are chelsea first, dortmund second and we ended up third. It didn't make sense to me, why was chelsea first, i looked at the goal difference, chelsea had 0 gd while dortmund and las palmas(me) had +5 gd, so this wasn't making sense. I've decided to look how uefa decided when teams were tied on points, so they have a criterion were they take on count head-to-head matches and other stuff, which you can see on their official page. After that i've decided to use a simulator which had this criterion to see how the group should've ended. And the position were Dortmund first, Las Palmas 2nd and on the 3rd place Chelsea.
This were the match results at the end of the group stage.
That were the positions that we ended at.
And this should be the positions that we should've ended with. The simulator didn't let me change the team names but i've used a random group of the real champions league and took club like AEK as Las Palmas, Ajax as Dortmund, Bayern as Chelsea and Benfica as Anderlecht.
I don't know why ea does that because i remember even at the last match the commentator said at the start of the match that if we secure a win we were at the knockout stages, and even at the end of the last match against anderlecht repeated that we were on the knockout stages as we won the last match.
I believe ea are not following uefa criterion as shown above my team and dortmund should be on the knockout stages not chelsea which should go to the europa league. It seems like the criterion they are using when there is a tie is that the team with the better overall goes on the first position and so on.
EA you should fix this and also the growth system as you broke it on your last update, and my young players seem to not develop at all, but this problem is really annoying as i fought until the last match to find that you don't know how to solve that tie.