Muller suspended for Bayern Munich’s clash with Liverpool

BREMEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 01: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Munich reacts during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Muenchen at Weserstadion on December 1, 2018 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

UEFA have handed Thomas Muller a two-match suspension in the Champions League, which rules him out of Bayern Munich’s last-16 clash with Liverpool

The European football governing body decided to hand Muller a ban after he was shown a straight red card for a dangerous high challenge on Nicolas Tagliafico in Bayern’s game against Ajax last month.

In Amsterdam, Muller’s studs on his boots scrapped Tagliafico’s head while he attempted to control a cross.

Fortunately, Tagliafico escaped the incident unharmed and he would later go on to score Ajax’s equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

But BBC reports that Muller has been hit with a two-match ban on Friday as a result of his actions.

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The first leg in Bayern and Liverpool’s last-16 tie will take place at Anfield on February 19 before the return at the Allianz Arena on March 13.

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