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Red card cancels Tanguy Nianzou’s season for Bayern Munich

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The French youngster has missed many games over the course of this season and can add two more to that total.

1. FSV Mainz 05 v FC Bayern München - Bundesliga for DFL Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Bayern Munich defender Tanguy Nianzou has had quite a first season in Germany.

Nianzou had trouble getting on the pitch die to numerous injuries and when actually on the pitch, however, Nianzou’s play has sometimes been reckless or even sloppy.

Now, however, the youngster will be able to focus solely on refining his game on the practice pitch, as the red card he picked up against Borussia Mönchengladbach resulted in a two-game ban, which effectively ends his season (per kicker):

The DFB sports court has now banned him from two championship games of the licensed leagues in a proceeding after the DFB control committee had brought charges. Nianzou is also banned from all other games of his club until the suspension expires, so he would also not be an option for the third division team of the German record champions. The player or the club has agreed to the judgment, it is now final.

Bayern Munich also acknowledged the news on the club website.

For the season, Nianzou only made six appearances and totaled 113 minutes. The 18-year-old was only on the pitch for five minutes before being show a red card on Saturday against Die Fohlen. In those appearances, Nianzou had one yellow card and the aforementioned red card. Per Transfermarkt, Nianzou missed 34 games across all competitions and 158 days overall, due to injuries so far this season.

Clearly, the young talent could use some seasoning before he is a primetime player.