Chased in the defeat of Bilbao, Leo Messi for the first time in his career got a red card in Barcelona.
Messi was first fired at Barca
Pitted Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final, Barcelona lost 2-3. Blaugrana twice took the lead thanks to a double from Griezmann in the 40 and 76 minutes. However, coach Ronald Koeman’s team lost against Bilbao because of conceding after 3 goals by De Marcos (42 ‘) , Villalibre (90 ‘) and Iñaki Williams (third minute of extra time).
In this match, returning from injury and starting from the beginning, Messi brings a lot of hope to his Barcelona teammates and fans. In fact, El Pulga left his mark with the attacking kick that led to the Blaugrana’s first goal.
However, Messi ended the Spanish Super Cup final in disappointment. Not only lost the match, El Pulga had a very bad day because he was sent off for getting a direct red card.
Specifically, in the first minute of extra time, unable to keep the cold head accompanied by Asier Villalibre, Messi swung his right hand to hit Bilbao’s striker. Referee Jesus Gil Manzano stood nearby and observed the situation. The Spaniard carefully checked the VAR before drawing a red card to directly chase Messi.
This is the first time in his career in Barcelona, after 753 matches in all competitions, Messi has a red card. According to Sport newspaper, the Argentine player faces a suspension from 4 to 12 games because of a cold strike against Asier Villalibre in the morning match this morning.