Müller banned from both Liverpool games – Bayern protest
Setback for Bayern in the fight for the Champions League quarter-finals: Thomas Müller was sentenced to two games suspension for his kung fu kick against Amsterdam’s Nicolas Tagliafico – but the record champion defends himself.
On Thursday, the UEFA Chamber of Control, Ethics and Discipline met in Nyon and decided on numerous events in the European competitions in recent months in a class action suit. Among other things, the dismissal of Thomas Müller in mid-December at the last Champions League group match in Amsterdam.
The attacking FC Bayern man had to watch the final minutes of the wild 3:3 against Ajax’s chaser, Ajax, from his cabin after he had been dismissed for a ruthless kick in Kung Fu style against Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.
The punishment followed about a month later: Müller, who had apologised immediately after the match (“It was not intentional”), had to watch two CL games and missed both of the round of 16 matches with FC Liverpool – if FC Bayern did not make UEFA give in: As the Munich side announced on Friday, they will appeal to UEFA. Whether Müller will also be missing in the second leg is therefore “still open”.
8000 Euro fine for Bavaria
The FCB was also sentenced to a fine of 8000 euros for fans burning pyrotechnics in the guest block. Because the Ajax supporters also drew negative attention to themselves (threw objects on the pitch), the runner-up in the Eredivisie table had to pay a fine of 20,000 euros. Maximilian Wöber, who had seen the red card before Müller, will also miss both the round of sixteen matches. Ajax will face Real Madrid in the final 16.