Lionel Messi takes two games of disqualification and avoids the maxi-sting from four games for the red remedied in the final of the Spanish Super Cup lost to Athletic Bilbao. However, Barcelona plans to further reduce the penalty and will appeal.
The committee did not consider the blow with the trimmed arm to Asier Villalibre of Athletic, which led to the first expulsion of Messi in his career with the Barcelona shirt, very serious. The referee Gil Manzano's report did not speak of aggression, but only of violent game intervention and excessive force with the ball no longer available to the player.
This is the reason for the relatively light hand in imposing the sanction.
Lionel Messi can deal with another club!
Lionel Messi is free to negotiate with any club to move to in July, when the star leaves Barcelona, breaking free.
The Argentine champion, after a complicated summer, can therefore begin to think about a future with a different shirt from the one to which his career is linked. But where can Leo Messi end up? The buying club will be able to save on the cost of the card, since the player will free himself on a free transfer, but will have to bear the most expensive salary in world football: according to the Equipe, the salary is equal to 8.3 million gross per month, in a year they make almost 100 million.
For economic strength, PSG is the candidate with the most chance of closing the deal. In Paris Messi would meet his friend Neymar, who a few weeks ago said he wanted to have fun with him on the pitch again. Financially OK also Manchester City, with the advantage of playing in the English Premier League.
In the Citizens, however, the compatriot Aguero plays, a great friend of Messi who would return to be coached by Pep Guardiola. Meanwhile Lionel Messi never ceases to amaze the world of sport. During the daymatch of the Spanish La Liga match against Valencia, the FC Barcelona star scored goal number 643 with the Blaugrana shirt.
An important milestone for La Pulga which thus reaches Pelé as the number of goals scored with the same club. Celebrating this latest feat of the Barcelona star is the Spanish club itself, through a cartoon depicting O ’Rey crowning the Flea and then congratulating him on the Camp Nou scoreboard, with an inscription that reads Messi = History.
Pelé, with a message entrusted to social media, Wrote: "When your heart overflows with love, it is difficult to change your path. Like you, I know what it means to love wearing the same shirt every day. Like you, I know there is no "It's nothing better than the place we feel at home.
Congratulations on your all-time record, Lionel. But most of all congratulations on your wonderful career at Barcelona. Stories like ours, of loving the same club for so long, unfortunately." they will be increasingly rare in football. I admire you very much."