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OFFICIAL: Messi, sanctioned with two parties

Published:19/01/2021 - 14:06h

Updated:19/01/2021 - 18:35h

The Committee of Competition has confirmed that Lionel Messi will lose two parties with the FC Barcelona after his expulsion in the final of the Supercopa of Spain

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Lionel Messi already knows his sanction after the red direct that reicibió in the final of the Supercopa of Spain, in front of the Athletic of Bilbao, in the last minutes of the extra time. 'The Flea', after a struggle, finished giving him a manotazo to Asier Villalibre and was expelled. Finally, the Committee of Competition has made public this Tuesday the punishment that will receive the captain of the FC Barcelona, of two clashes.

The expulsion of Messi in the clash arrived in a moment of frustration and annoyance by part of the Argentinian, that saw how his team lost the first title of the season to hands of an Athletic of Bilbao that took advantage of the errrores of the culés and retó in several opportunities to Marc-André ter Stegen. Before the manotazo of Messi to Villalibre had produced a struggle between both that finished with the action of the rosarino.

Gil Manzano, after the party, described in the record the action between Messi and Villalibre aiming that "In the minute 120, the player (10) Messi Cuccittini, Lionel Andres was expelled by the following reason: strike to a contrary with the arm doing use of excessive strength being the balloon at stake, but no to distance to be played". With this description, aimed that the sanction went to be taken considering the article 123.2 of "violence in the game", the more chord to the situation.

Like this then , it treats of the first expulsion of Lionel Messi in his career in the FC Barcelona. In the 753 previous parties dressing the elastic blaugrana, never had received a red cardboard. Messi, that had received a sinfín of faults in front of the 'lions', showed that it is human and that has right to make a mistake .

The parties that will lose

'The Flea' supposes a very sensitive drop for a Barça that lives a moment difficult, especially in LaLiga. Although in front of the rojiblancos Messi did not show his best level, because hardly it had recovered of some annoyances, continue being the most important player and determinant for the Barcelona picture. Already in front of the Eibar and the Real Sociedad showed what suffer the culés when the Argentinian lives the parties from the terracings.

With the sanction imposed by the Committee of Competition, Messi will lose two parties out of house. First, the debut of the FC Barcelona in the Glass of Rey, in front of the Cornellà this Thursday, in the dieciseisavos of final and afterwards the visit of the culés to the Elche, the Sunday 24 January, in the stadium Manuel Martínez Valero.

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