February 25, 2021

Messi is sanctioned with two games and will not play against Cornellà and Elche


Leo Messi, during the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club

Leo Messi, during the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club
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The player and captain of FC Barcelona Leo Messi has received a two-game sanction for his expulsion in the Super Cup final from Spain against Athletic Club and the Blaugrana premiere in the Copa del Rey and the next match in LaLiga Santander.

“The Competition Judge sanctions Leo Messi with two games after his expulsion in the final of the Spanish Super Cup “, confirmed the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Messi was sent off with Direct red for an attack on Athletic Club striker Asier Villalibre, in the final moments of the extension of a final that the Bilbao team won, in La Cartuja in Seville.

The Argentine will thus miss this Thursday’s match in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, the first for Barça in this edition of the competition, against a Cornellà who was the executioner of the Atlético de Madrid in the previous round.

Nor will it be in the LaLiga Santander matchday 20 match against Elche CF, at the Martínez Valero Stadium. A game in which the Blaugranas need to win to continue on the lookout for Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.

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