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.
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.
Spectacular. The round of 16 draw 😍
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