Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller accidentally elbows Champions League mascot in the face before destroying

Thomas Muller once again enhanced his reputation as one of the most dangerous and cunning footballers in the world with his commanding display against Chelsea.

But the Bayern Munich forward failed to find the space he normally thrives in prior to the game when he accidentally elbowed a mascot in the face in the tunnel.

Serge Gnabry fired two goals in four minutes to give Chelsea a Champions League mountain to climb as Bayern stung the 10-man Blues 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Muller accidentally elbowed the young mascot in the tunnel

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Thomas Muller accidentally elbowed the young mascot in the tunnel

Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry and arch finisher Robert Lewandowski twice punished Chelsea with deadly one-two combinations to secure a comprehensive win in west London.

Chelsea’s miserable night was compounded by a red card for Marcos Alonso, who was dismissed after a Video Assistant Referee review ruled he had whacked Lewandowski in the face.

Much of Bayern’s good work came from the industry and intelligence of Muller ad the 30-year-old used all his guile and experience to pull Frank Lampard’s young side apart in west London.

It wasn’t the start to the night Muller was hoping for as he accidentally chinned the young mascot prior to the game, but he quickly made amends for his clanger.

Serge Gnabry was at it again in London

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Serge Gnabry was at it again in London

The World Cup winner revealed he could well have been a Manchester United player in the build-up to the game, with Chelsea and the young mascot surely glad he did not take the chance to move to the Premier League in 2015.

“Things were serious when Louis van Gaal came in [in 2015], for all sides involved,” Muller told The Athletic .

“I could imagine going to Man United then. But the club said: ‘We want you to stay’. I wasn’t out of contract, that’s why I it was pretty clear-cut in the end. But it wasn’t just a poker game.”