Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, might be banned for as much as 4 matches after receiving the primary pink card of his profession of their 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in Sunday’s Spanish Supercopa closing.
Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Barca seemed on the right track to win Ronald Koeman’s first trophy for the membership.
However Asier Villalibre’s Ninetieth-minute aim dragged the sport into further time.
Inaki Williams gave Athletic the lead within the 94th minute, and with time operating out, Messi was despatched off for lashing out at Villalibre in frustration.
The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation’s competitors committee will meet this week to resolve the size of the 33-year-old’s suspension.
Messi Is for certain to overlook two matches, however that might be doubled relying on how the competitors committee categorise the dismissal.
The ban shall be served throughout La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
Due to this fact, he’ll miss Thursday’s Copa journey to third-division facet Cornella and subsequent weekend’s fixture in opposition to Elche in LaLiga.
If the ban is longer, he can be unavailable for the following spherical of the Copa if Barca progress and the match in opposition to Athletic at Camp Nou on January 31.