Barcelona and Argentine star, Lionel Messi receives his first ever red card in a Barcelona shirt. Messi has now received his first ever red card in a Barcelona shirt after over 750 appearances for the blaugrana.
After passing the ball out to the left flank, Messi swung his right arm toward the head of Athletic forward Asier Villalibre as they ran forward toward the box. Villalibre immediately fell to the ground and Messi was given his first red card in 753 appearances for Barcelona.
Referee Gil Manzano said in his match report that Messi hit his opponent with “excessive force” while the ball was not near him.