Leo Messi will not be this Sunday against Elche at the Camp Nou either. Barcelona resorted to appealing the two-match ban imposed by competition for the red card he saw against Athletic in the Supercopa. But, finally, the Committee has decided this Friday to maintain the punishment and not accept the arguments of the Barca entity.
Therefore, he maintains the two sanction games, although one already fulfilled it on Thursday in the Cup against the UE Cornella. Therefore, he could reappear next week also in the KO tournament after running out of shorts this Sunday in LaLiga.It should be remembered that the Argentine was sent off for the first time with Barcelona last Sunday after slapping Villalibre when the extension of the Super Cup was about to end and the Barca team missed the first title of the season.
In minute 120 the player (10) Messi Cuccittini, Lionel Andres was sent off for the following reason. Hitting an opponent with his arm using excessive force while the ball was in play but not at a distance from being played he explained. in the minutes the play Gil Manzano. This Friday, Appeal has maintained the Competition decision and, therefore, Leo Messi will not be able to play against Elche.
The azulgranas understood that it was a set of the game, but the organism considers that the sanction of two parties must be maintained.