Lionel Messi, during a match with Argentina


Barça can take advantage of Messi's sanction

Published:6/08/2019 - 21:34h

Updated:6/08/2019 - 21:34h

Leo Messi was sanctioned with three months of suspension by CONMEBOL, something that will protect the Argentine star from the 'FIFA virus' before Barça-Valencia

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The arbitrations received by the selection of Argentina in the past edition of the Glass America outraged to Leo Messi, that did not bite the tongue to the hour to criticise very duramente so much to the referee's community attendant to direct the duels of said competition as to the Confederation Suramericana of Football (CONMEBOL).

The captain of Argentina and of the FC Barcelona did not want to go to collect the medal of the third place and exploded with some hard statements​. "I did not go by everything a bit. I think that we do not have to do part of this corruption. Of lack of respect that did us during this glass, said, adding that "they did not leave us be in the final. Lamentably, I repeat, the corruption, the referees and all this does not allow that the people enjoy of the football, of the show and ruin it a bit".

The CONMEBOL acted against the '10' albiceleste with a hard sanction. Said penalty initiated on 3 August, and will last a total of 90 days, what will separate him of three friendly against Chile, Mexico and Germany. In March of 2020 could produce his comeback, with seen to the eliminatory previous to the World-wide of 2022 in Qatar.

Very possibly, said sanction did not do him too much grace to Leo Messi, that besides will have to do charge of another fine of 50.000 dollars. But, on the other hand, the FC Barcelona can benefit of the punishment to his captain, since it will avoid the feared 'virus FIFA' of the stops of selections of 2019, esquivando the tiredness that comports or the possible injuries.

Rest for Messi

Whereas the rest of international of the FC Barcelona will see forced to concentrate with his selections, doing kilometres and kilometres in aeroplane, the Argentinian star will be able to rest in his house to prepare of face to the following meetings, some of them very complicated.

In this way, the best player of the planet and key piece of the Barça will save said wear before parties so important like which there will be in September against Valencia. Curiously, the past season also rested during the stops, although that time was by own decision. Partly thanks to this, arrived to final of season in full form.

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