Barcelona 2-3 Athletic | Supercopa de Espana Each of the MSN trident dismissed
Barcelona‘s stars don’t like coming across Jesus Gil Manzano. The referee dismissed Lionel Messi during Sunday’s Supercopa de Espana final, making the Argentine the latest Blaugrana player he has sent off.
Messi followed in both Neymar and Luis Suarez‘s footsteps in being sent off by Gil Manzano, meaning the official has given each of the MSN trio their marching orders.
His sending off of the Argentine came late in extra time on Sunday, and with the help of VAR. Nothing was called in play, and he had to consult the pitchside monitor to make the decision. It was the first red card Messi has received in an official match for Barcelona.
Against Malaga in 2016/17, Neymar was sent off after losing his temper up against Diego Llorente.
Suarez‘s dismissal was more controversial. He showed the Uruguayan his first yellow card in the 86th minute for a foul on Juanfran Torres, which was protested by the No.9. Three minutes later, he left an arm on Koke in an aerial duel that saw him sent off, meaning he missed the final.