Lionel Messi Could Face Ban After First Red Card in Club Football Career For Barcelona

Messi - who has featured in over 750 games for Barcelona - received his first red card in his club football career.

By India.com Sports Desk | Updated:Mon, January 18, 2021 7:13am

Lionel Messi did not have a night to remember as he was sent off during the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Messi - who has featured in over 750 games for Barcelona - received his first red card in his club football career. Also Read - Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao Live Streaming La Liga in India: When And Where to Watch BARCA vs Athletic Live Football Match

The Barca captain could now face a possible extended ban that will carry over into LaLiga, with the disciplinary committee of the Spanish FA (RFEF) to have the final call on the length of the suspension. It would be interesting to see what is decided. Also Read - BAR vs ATH Dream11 Team Tips And Predictions, La Liga: Football Prediction Tips For Today’s Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao on February 1, Monday

The incident took place in the dying stages of the match when Messi lost his cool while passing the ball as Asier Villalibre came in his path. It was a right hook in the back of the head that knocked down the Bilbao forward. Initially, the referee missed it, but after a VAR review, he showed Messi a red card for Barca skipper's conduct. Also Read - Lionel Messi Could Face Ban After First Red Card in Club Football Career For Barcelona

Messi is not someone who shows his emotions on the pitch. Just goes to show the pressure Barcelona was under.

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"It was a difficult game. We were really close to the victory. It is always difficult to concede just before half-time, and then again at the end. It's really difficult to handle," said Ronald Koeman after Athletic Bilbao edged Barca in a thriller.

Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 in a thrilling final.

Messi has now gotten red-carded three times in his career. The first time in 2005 in his Argentina debut vs. Hungary. The second time in 2019 once more with Argentina, this time vs. Chile at the Copa America. And the third for Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao.

Reports suggest that Messi intends to leave Camp Nou in the upcoming transfer season.

Published:Mon, January 18, 2021 7:11am | Updated:Mon, January 18, 2021 7:13am

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