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UEFA suspends Thomas Müller for two games, but Bayern star will appeal

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The loss of the Raumdeuter for both legs could prove costly to Bayern’s Champions League hopes.

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Per a release from FCBayern.com, UEFA has suspended Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller for two games for his “high kick” on Ajax’s Nicolás Nicolás Tagliafico, which resulted in a red card back on December 12, 2018.

As of now, the suspension means that Müller will miss both Champions League games against Liverpool, which is a big blow to the Bayern attack. The release below indicates that Bayern will appeal the decision in the hope that Müller receives a lesser punishment:

Bayern star Thomas Müller has been suspended by UEFA for two Champions League games following his sending off during the 3-3 draw at Ajax last month. Müller will definitely miss the first leg of the last 16 clash with Premier League leaders Liverpool, but Bayern are to lodge an appeal against the verdict which means the 29-year-old could yet be available for the return leg.

The Germany international was shown a straight red card by referee Clément Turpin for a dangerous, albeit unintentional foul on Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico in the 75th minute of the match.