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Lionel Messi got the first red card of Barcelona career after punching opponent as Athletic Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 to win Super Cup final

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Lionel Messi got the first red card of Barcelona career after punching opponent as Athletic Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 to win Super Cup final.

In a match filled with nerve-wracking drama, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his Barcelona career after he punched an opposing player, as he couldn’t keep a cool head seeing that his team was on the verge of losing the final.

Lionel Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career after punching opponent as Athletic Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 to win Super Cup final

Towards the match end, Messi played a pass and took a swing at Asier Villalibre as the striker came in front of him.

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The referee then showed him a straight red card after reviewing the incident on VAR.

The first red card Messi has ever received as a Barcelona player, coming in his 753rd appearance for the club.

Lionel Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career after punching opponent as Athletic Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 to win Super Cup final

The first red card Messi has ever received as a Barcelona player, coming in his 753rd appearance for the club.

Antoine Griezmann scored twice, only for Oscar de Marcos and Asier Villalibre to reply for the Basques.

In extra-time, Iniaki Williams struck before Messi was red-carded, in another humiliating display that will surely see Messi leave the club in disarray.

Lionel Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career after punching opponent as Athletic Bilbao beat Barca 3-2 to win Super Cup final

Athletic who defeated Real Madid days ago to reach the final, are now Supercopa champions. Here

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