Leo Messi, expelled against the Athletic in the final of Supercopa of Spain


Messi, expelled for punching to Villalibre, can be sanctioned in League

Published:17/01/2021 - 23:49h

Updated:18/01/2021 - 08:34h

Fruit of the tension of the moment, Leo Messi lost the nerves when trying remove of Villalibre and gave him a hit in the face that the VAR punished with direct red car

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The FC Barcelona no only lost the final of Supercopa against the Athletic (2-3), but it suffered an extra setback. When they were missing poquísimos minutes for the end of the extention between culés and 'lions', Leo Messi made a mistake when striking in the face of Villalibre when it tried zafarse of his obstruction with the body. An aggression that, although it was not sufficient to hurt true to the player of the Athletic, caused the expulsion of Messi.

The VAR commanded to Jesús Gil Manzano to review the action in the monitor and, after seeing the repetition, the referee did not doubt in throwing to Messi with direct red card, something that never had occurred to the best player of the world dressing the Barcelona T-shirt. For I satisfy, it is possible that, with the regulation in the hand, Leo Messi was sanctioned and lose also several parties of LaLiga Santander 2020-21.

For the moment, what is clear is that it will lose by sanction the commitment in front of the Cornellá of the next Thursday, when fulfilling in Glass of the King the direct punishment of the red card received this Sunday. From here, if from the Committee of Referees decide to sanction to 'The Flea', then these extra parties of 'fine' himself would fulfil them in the competition of League.

The referees will have to value, of this form, the gravity of the action of Messi with Villalibre to decide which type of sanction impose him. Seeing the repetition thoroughly, can observe how the '10' loose a colleja important to Villalibre, although surely the forward of the Athletic put also his granite of sand so that it seemed that the hit was stronger of what in reality was.

Of 4 to 12 parties of punishment?

This direct red cardboard is the first of Leo Messi dressing the T-shirt of the first team Barça, after 753 parties, and the third of his career when having him sucedido in two occasions with the selection of Argentina. With the Barça B, Messi had been expelled in a party of Second B in front of the Crag Sport, in 2006, 15 years ago.

By aggressions of this type, the players expose to sanctions that oscillate between 4 to 12 parties, since it considers a grave infringement tipificada in the Article 98 of the Disciplinary Code. It was as it was, the last word will have it the Disciplinary Committee of the RFEF, so it will be necessary to expect. The duels of sanction will have to fulfil them in Glass and League.

The calendar that comes him to the Barça

After the duel of dieciseisavos of final of Glass of the King of the next Thursday (that it is slope of the cases of Covid-19 in the Cornellá), the FC Barcelona will visit Elche the weekend in the corresponding crash to the day liguera. A week afterwards, curiously, the Barça will receive in the Camp Nou again to the Athletic of Bilbao, in the party of turn of LaLiga 2020-21.

Before playing again in front of the 'lions', the Barça will have played the round of eighth of final of Glass of Rey (if it has surpassed previously to the Cornellá). We will see, when there are more news on the sanction to Messi in the next days, if the '10' will be available finally to play any of these parties. If it is not like this, Koeman and the Barcelona team will be forced to carry out them without the magic of the best footballer of the world.

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