Lionel Messi ends up getting two-match ban for red card

Lionel Messi, the Barcelona captain, has ended up getting two-match ban after he was given a red card.  

The Barcelona captain has now been suspended for only two games, following his Super cup final dismissal against Athletic Club.

The establishment that control disciplinary matters in Spain, RFEF ruled that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner will not have to serve a lengthy suspension for lashing out at Asier Villalibre.

It had been suggested that Messi could face up to a 12-game ban as a result of his reckless actions.

The match officials and RFEF have, however, decided that there was no aggression on the part of Messi, meaning that standard sentences will be implemented.

As a result, Messi will now miss games against Cornella in the Copa del Rey and Elche in La Liga.

The 33-year-old’s next outing for the Blaugrana will incidentally come against Athletic.

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