Leo Messi goes to ask pardon to Villalibre


The Committee of Appeal confirms the two parties of sanction for Messi

Published:22/01/2021 - 13:50h

Updated:22/01/2021 - 13:50h

Although the FC Barcelona entered a resource to reduce the sanction of Lionel Messi, after the red that saw in the Supercopa of Spain, the same did not prosper

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The final of the Supercopa of Spain no only meant the hard hit to suffer a defeat that meant the loss of the that could have been the first title of the season, in front of the Athletic of Bilbao. Said meeting also was important, since in the same, Lionel Messi was expelled for the first time with the Barcelona club, after assaulting to Asier Villalibre.

Afterwards of the red that the Argentinian received, the Barcelona entered a resource in front of the Committee of Appeal, in pro to look for reduce the sanction that the Barcelona captain would face, after the manotazo to Villalibre. However, the same was refused during the morning of the day Friday, by what Messi will not be available during the next two parties.

As the rescued in the record of the referee that occupied to direct the actions in the final of the Supercopa, Gil Manzano, Messi was expelled for "striking to a contrary (Villalibre) with the arm doing use of excessive strength being the balloon at stake, but no to distance to be played". After envíar to the Argentinian to the camerinos, the referee confirmed the unusual milestone to having showed a red card to all the MSN, ancient forward of the FC Barcelona, conformed by Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar.

Of this way, the star of Rosario will not be able to contest the clash that his club has assigned for the day Sunday, in which it will see the faces with the Elche. However, if it will be available for the eighth of final of the Glass of Rey, stage for which the Barcelona still expects to know to his rival, in the next hours.

The positive of the sanction to Messi

Further to having been the first time that Messi saw a red card in his against, after more than 15 years being player of the FC Barcelona, this situation has a pair of positive things that they can rescue. In principle, the Argentinian, that already lost in meeting in front of the Cornellá, contested the past Thursday, only will be absent in front of the Elche, a duel that, in the papers, is not of the most demanding.

On the other hand, to the not having to compete until next week, Messi will be able to "enjoy" of a physical rest that will allow him recover totally of the muscular annoyances that comes dragging. It fits to remember that it was doubt until the last minute to play the final of the Supercopa, after losing the semifinal in front of the Real Sociedad.

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