Thomas Muller banned for Liverpool Champions League games

Ruben Hill
January 11, 2019

UEFA says its disciplinary panel imposed a two-game ban for Mueller's red card after a bad tackle against Ajax last month.

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller is suspended for both legs of the upcoming Champions League round-of-16 clash against Liverpool, UEFA has confirmed.

Muller made contact with Tagliafico's head while challenging for the ball and the match had to be paused as the Ajax defender received medical treatment on the ground.

Speaking after his red card, Muller said: 'I would like to apologise to Nico Tagliafico.

Bayern will travel to Anfield for the first leg against Liverpool on February 19, with the Premier League leaders coming to the Allianz Arena on March 13. "It was unintentional. Get well soon".

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

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

Despite the win, Croatia finished bottom of Group A4 after losing their final game to England and were relegated to League B of UEFA's new competition.

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