Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, may very well be banned for as much as 4 matches after receiving the primary purple card of his profession of their 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in Sunday’s Spanish Supercopa remaining.
Antoine Griezmann scored twice as Barca regarded heading in the right direction to win Ronald Koeman’s first trophy for the membership.
However Asier Villalibre’s Ninetieth-minute purpose dragged the sport into additional 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 determine the size of the 33-year-old’s suspension.
Messi Is definite to overlook two matches, however that may very well be doubled relying on how the competitors committee categorise the dismissal.
The ban might be served throughout La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
Due to this fact, he’ll miss Thursday’s Copa journey to third-division aspect Cornella and subsequent weekend’s fixture in opposition to Elche in LaLiga.
If the ban is longer, he could 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.