Messi was Shown the first red card of his Barcelona career as Barca lose super cup to Bilbao

Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his career in Barcelona after a clash he have with Bilbao player

He was sent off during the Spanish cup final match between Barcelona and athletic Bilbao which was ended 3-2 in favour of Bilbao
Barca was first led with two goals from Antoni Griezmann which was later equalised by Oscar de Marcos and Villalibre and later the match was extend to an extra time where Bilbao smashed in their winning goal in seconds half of extra time

Messi, whose the said match was his 753rd appearance for Barcelona lashed out at Bilbao striker Villalibre off the ball in the 120th minutes but the referee missed the incident and later view it on VAR screen and dismiss messi

With this red card, messi will now miss four domestic match which will be spill over to the league and other domestic cup matches

This is the third time also the first time in Barcelona for messi’s football career to be sent off by the referee, the first time was his first debut International match in 2005 againt Hungary and second is copa America in 2019 during the third place play off against Chile

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