Bayern Munich ‘s forward Thomas Muller will miss both legs of his Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool after a two- game European ban.
Muller, 29, was sent off in December’s 3- 3 group- stage draw with Ajax to kick Nicolas Tagliafico in the head.
The German, who scored 42 goals in 107 Champions League appearances, has appealed against the decision.
The sides meet in Anfield on 19 February and in Munich on 13 March.
The sending- off was the first in Muller ‘s career, and after the incident he posted on social media: “I would like to apologize to Nico Tagliafico for the incident. It was unintended. Get good soon.”