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LaLiga: Lionel Messi to overlook two matches after receiving Barcelona’s first pink card of his profession

The Argentine ahead acquired a pink card on the finish of Sunday’s 3-2 additional time loss to Athletic Bilbao within the Spanish Tremendous Cup last after tackling Asier Villalibre.

Lionel Messi acquired the primary pink card of his Barcelona profession. AP

Barcelona: Lionel Messi was banned for 2 matches on Tuesday after his very first expulsion for Barcelona.

The Argentine ahead acquired a pink card on the finish of Sunday’s 3-2 additional time loss to Athletic Bilbao within the Spanish Tremendous Cup last after tackling Asier Villalibre.

Messi had been despatched off twice for Argentina, together with on the 2019 Copa America, however by no means in 16 years and 753 appearances for Barcelona first staff.

The ban on the six-time Ballon d’Or winner was introduced by the Spanish Soccer Federation, with Barca later revealing their intention to attraction the sanction of their star participant.

Messi averted a thigh drawback to begin at Sevilla and needed to play the 120 minutes as Barca tried to take the sport to penalties.

As an alternative, the 33-year-old misplaced his mood on the finish of a combative battle, reacting to a late problem from Villalibre by operating his arms behind his opponent’s again.

Messi acquired a pink card 15 years in the past for Barca, nevertheless it was with the reservists in a 3rd division recreation, in accordance with Spanish statistician Alexis Martin-Tamayo.

Messi would miss matches towards third-tier Cornella away within the Copa del Rey on Thursday and Elche on Sunday in La Liga.

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