Barcelona’s captain and goalscorer, Lionel Messi, was sent off during Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final.
The most famous referee was the red card in the face of Messi in the last minute of the second extra time, after returning to the VAR technique, which showed the Argentine star’s attack on Bilbao player Asier Vialebri without a ball.
Spanish Super Cup Final | Barcelona 2 × 3 Athletic Bilbao | Messi’s dismissal shot ??? Full HD
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It is noteworthy that the match ended with Athletic Bilbao winning 3-2 after the extension after the end of the original time with a positive tie with two goals for each team, for the Basque team to be crowned the Spanish Super Cup champion for the third time in its history.
Lionel Messi was sent off with a red card for the first time in his Barcelona career in their 3-2 Spanish Super Cup final loss to Athletic Bilbao ? pic.twitter.com/3ljZjVJPEk
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Lionel Messi’s red card against Athletic Club was the first time he had been sent off in his Barcelona career.
A bad end to the evening for the Argentinian. pic.twitter.com/R3XHbvIeiM
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According to the global statistics network “Opta”, the red card that Messi got was his first during his career with the ancient Catalan club, in which he played 753 games.
1 – After 753 appearances in all competitions, Lionel Messi has been sent off in a game for Barcelona for the first time. Red.
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