Lionel Messi Banned For Two Matches After Historic Barcelona Red Card

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was sent off for Barcelona for the first time in Sunday’s 3-2 extra-time defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final.
Lionel Messi was banned for two matches on Tuesday following his first ever sending off for Barcelona. The Argentine forward was shown a red card at the end of Sunday’s 3-2 extra-time defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final after lashing out at Asier Villalibre.
The 33-year-old lost his temper at the end of a combative contest, reacting to a late challenge from Villalibre by swiping his hands across the back of his opponent.

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