Liverpool handed boost as Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is hit with two-match ban and is set to miss Champions League clash for ugly tackle on Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico
- Thomas Muller is set to miss Champions League last-16 clash with Liverpool
- Bayern Munich star was handed a two-match ban for his red card against Ajax
- The German caught Nicolas Tagliafico on the side of the head in recent 3-3 draw
- Bayern have said they will appeal against the decision to ban Muller for both legs
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller is set to miss both legs of the Champions League last-16 clash against Liverpool through suspension.
Muller has been hit with a two-match ban by UEFA following his red card for an ugly tackle on Nicolas Tagliafico during the recent 3-3 draw with Ajax.
However, Bayern have said they will appeal against the decision.
Thomas Muller was shown a straight red card for his high challenge on Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico
The Bayern Munich star could now miss both legs of Champions League clash with Liverpool
Muller was shown a straight red card – the first of his career – after catching Tagliafico with a head-high challenge.
The panel added an extra game to the one-match ban for a straight red card.
Afterwards the 29-year-old said sorry via Twitter, writing: ‘I would like to apologise to Nico Tagliafico for yesterday’s incident. It was unintentional. Get well soon.’
Bayern travel to Anfield for the first leg on February 19, with the return in Munich on March 13.
Muller apologised to Tagliafico on Twitter after the game saying the tackle was ‘unintentional’