Messi is suspended for two matches for hitting an opponent in the Spanish Super Cup final.

Arthur Vardanian
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was suspended for his punch in the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao (2:3).

According to Sport.es, the Catalan team captain has been suspended for two matches.  Messi escaped serious punishment.  It was assumed that the Argentinian could be suspended for 12 matches in La Liga and Spanish Cup.

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Messi was shown a straight red card a minute before the end of the match with Atletic for a tough punch to an opponent player.

This red card was the striker’s first in his career for Barcelona.

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