Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Spanish Super Cup saw the expulsion of Lionel Messi, the captain of Barca, for the first time with the Catalan team.
Messi received a red card directly in the last minute of the match, which Bilbao won 3-2, after a violent behavior towards a player of the Basque team, while Barca advanced to press for an equalizer.
The Argentine veteran beat Asier Viebre, the scorer of Bilbao’s second goal, in a shot that showed Leo feeling anger as the match drew to a close.
And the play continued normally for several seconds, before referee Gilles Manzano decided to return to the video referee technique “VAR”, to announce the red card in Messi’s face after confirming that he had committed a violent violation.
Before meeting Bilbao, Messi played 752 official matches with Barcelona in various competitions since his promotion from the academy to the first team, during which he did not get any red cards, while he was warned 78 times.
According to what was reported by the Spanish account, “Mister Chip”, specializing in statistics, on the social networking site “Twitter”, Messi received a red card previously when he was in the ranks of Barcelona’s reserve team, against Peña Sport, in the Spanish third division, 15 years ago. right Now.
It is worth noting that Messi, 33, was sent off twice with the Argentine national team, during 142 matches in the “Tango” shirt.