• Chronicle: Athletic humiliates Barça, unhinges Messi and wins the Utopia Super Cup

753 matches.

Almost nothing.

Leo Messi

received the first expulsion of his career in the final of the

Super Cup


Athletic Club


The Argentine striker slapped

Asier Villalibre

on the head a

few seconds from the end of overtime, with the match with a 2-3 result, and saw a direct red card.

Gil Manzano

had to review the play in the VAR, but it didn't take him two seconds to realize the facts and sanction the action of the

FC Barcelona



16 seasons later, the Argentine star left a game by order of the referee.

He received a strong charge from Villalibre, legal despite everything, and responded to the action with a slap with his right hand that hit the nape of his rival, which ended up on the ground.

It was not the best game for the Argentine, he dropped in the semifinals due to physical problems and between cottons until the last hours before the final.

According to '


', Messi was the worst field player of the Barça team, with a 6.05 mark.

He threw three shots, dribbled four times and touched the ball 104 times.

Nervous and unhinged, he lost his temper at the end of the match and took it with Villalibre.

The direct red can suppose to Messi up to

four sanction matches

that he would have to fulfill in the Santander League calendar.

Barça's next league games are against

Athletic, Betis, Alavés and Cádiz

, with the Champions League tie against PSG in between.

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