UEFA bans Bayern's Mueller for both games against Liverpool

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico, right, is fouled by Bayern's Thomas Mueller during the Champions League group E soccer match between Ajax and FC Bayern Munich at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller has been banned for both games against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16. UEFA says its disciplinary panel imposed a two-game ban for Mueller's red card after a bad tackle against Ajax last month. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Bayern Munich forward Thomas Mueller has been banned from both games against Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16.

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

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

Bayern plays at Liverpool on Feb. 19 and hosts the second leg on March 13 in a clash of five-time European champions.

Ajax's Maximilian Woeber also misses the round of 16 games — against Real Madrid — for his red card in a separate incident during his team's 3-3 draw with Bayern in the final group-stage game.

UEFA also fined Ajax 20,000 euros ($23,000) and Bayern 8,000 euros ($9,200) for separate incidents involving fans.

In other rulings, Paris Saint-Germain was fined 35,000 euros for a range of charges, including crowd disturbances and "improper conduct of officials" at a 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade in October.

Red Star must pay 25,000 euros for "illicit chants" by its fans, who attended the game at Parc des Princes despite a UEFA ban on the club selling tickets to traveling fans.

Olympiakos was fined 90,000 euros for fan disorder at a Europa League home game against AC Milan last month. The Greek club risks a one-game stadium closure for a repeat offense in the next two years.

After clashes between fans and Rome police at a Europa League game last month, UEFA also fined Eintracht Frankfurt 80,000 euros.

UEFA also threatened Eintracht with a one-game ban on selling tickets to an away game in the Champions League or Europa League in the next two years.

Lazio was not sanctioned despite photographs circulating of a group of its fans appearing to make Nazi salutes at the Olympic Stadium.

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