Lionel Mess banned from playing on exceptional red card – Barcelona appeals against verdict

Barcelona superstar Lionel Mess has been blown away by a two-match ban on a red card he received in the Spanish Supercup final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Lionel Mess banned from playing on exceptional red card

Lionel Messi checks the condition of Athletic Bilbao Asier Villalibre. Getty Images

At the end of overtime, Lionel Messi swung Asier Villalibre from behind with his hand to his head and flew into the shower. Barcelona lost the match 2-3.

The expulsion was the first career of the Argentine star in the Barcelona national team, with as many as 753 matches behind him.

In the Argentine national team games, Messi has flown twice in the shower.

Messi is on Thursday’s Spanish Cup or Copa del Rey match against Cornella and Sunday’s league game against Elche.

Barcelona announced on its website on Tuesday that it is complaining about the punishment of its football star.


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