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Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career after lashing out in Super Cup defeat to Athletic

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Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career after lashing out in Super Cup defeat to Athletic | Goal.com

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22:44 GMT 17/01/2021

Lionel Messi Barcelona 2020-21

Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his Barcelona career after he lashed out at the end of Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Athletic Club in extra time. 

Near the end of the Spanish Super Cup final, Messi played a pass and took a swing at Asier Villalibre as the Athletic forward ran across his path.

The referee missed the incident at first but upon a VAR review, he showed Messi a straight red card for violent conduct. 

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

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