Lionel Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi was shown his first red card of Barcelona career after punching opponent as Athletic Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 to win Super Cup final on Sunday night, January 17.

Six time Ballon d’or winner, Lionel Messi punched an opposing player, as he couldn’t keep a cool head seeing that his team was on the verge of losing the final.

Towards the match end, Messi played a pass and took a swing at Asier Villalibre as the striker came in front of him which saw the referee show him a straight red card after reviewing the incident on VAR.

It was the first red card Messi has ever received as a Barcelona player, coming in his 753rd appearance for the club.

Antoine Griezmann had scored twice but Oscar de Marcos and Asier Villalibre reply for the Basques and in extra-time, Iniaki Williams struck before Messi was red carded.

Athletic who defeated Real Madid days ago to reach the final, are now Supercopa champions.

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