Thomas Muller banned for Liverpool Champions League games

  • Thomas Muller banned for Liverpool Champions League games

Thomas Muller banned for Liverpool Champions League games

Thomas Muller is set to be unavailable for both legs of Bayern Munich's Champions League last-16 clash with Liverpool after UEFA hit the forward with a two-match ban.

Muller was sent off in Bayern's final group game against Ajax for a high challenge on Nicolas Tagliafico.

That means Muller will play no part in a heavyweight meeting with Liverpool, though Bayern have confirmed that they will appeal the punishment.

Muller was quick to point out after the game that there was no malice in his tackle, posting on social media: "I would like to apologise to Nico Tagliafico".

The panel added one more game to the mandatory one-match ban for a straight red card.

Ajax's Maximilian Woeber will also miss his club's last 16 tie against Real Madrid after his red card in the same match, though a separate incident.

Bayern travel to Anfield for the first leg on February 19, with the return in Munich on March 13.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's Croatia Dejan Lovren defender has been banned for one global match over comments he made on social media about opponents Spain following his side's 3-2 Nations League win in November.

Paris Saint-Germain have escaped with a fine from European football's governing body UEFA following crowd trouble at their Champions League home game against Red Star Belgrade in October.