Messi’s Red Card Appeal Turned Down, Player To Miss Elche Game

Messi’s Red Card Appeal Turned Down, Player To Miss Elche Game

Barcelona FC superstar, Lionel Messi will miss the next match between Barcelona and Elche after his red card appeal was turned down by the Spanish FA.

Spanish FA turned down FC Barcelona’s appeal against Leo Messi’s two-match ban following his first-ever red card in a Barça shirt against Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final. As a result the Argentine will serve the second game of the suspension on Sunday in the La Liga away fixture at Elche. 

The Argentine is currently level with leader former Barça striker Luis Suárez in the race to be pichichi in La Liga with 11 goals. This season Messi has already moved past Pelé as the record goalscorerwith a single club, been selected in the 2020 UEFA team of the year and reached 500 games in the league in a Barça shirt. 

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