Athletic Bilbao 3-2 Barceona: Lionel Messi sees red as Barcelona lose Super cup final to Bilbao
|Lionel Messi was sent off with seconds remaining in their 3-2 Super Cup defeat to Bilbao on Sunday. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
For the first time in the illustrious career of Lionel Messi, the Argentine playmaker saw red in Barcelona colors at the closing stages of their cup final loss to Real Madrid conquerors, Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Bilbao beat Barcelona 3-2 after extra time on a tempestuous and tense night.
Messi's goal-bound effort was blocked, falling to the feet of French forward, Antoine Griezmann, who netted the first of his two goals on the night and would have thought that was enough to send Barcelona to the break on top but Bilbao had other ideas.