Lionel Messi Sent Off For first Time As Bilbao Beats Barcelona In Super Cup Final

LAGOS JANUARY 19TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career as his side were beaten 3-2 after extra time by Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final.

The Argentinian was pulled up by VAR for lashing out at Asier Villalibre in the final minutes of the additional 30, after Inaki Williams had netted the decisive goal in the fourth.

Antoine Griezmann had opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 40th minute, slotting past Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon to give his side the lead, only for Oscar De Marcos to find the leveller just two minutes later.

Barca looked to have secured victory when Griezmann turned home his second goal of the game from seven yards out in the 77th minute, but Bilbao substitute Villalibre volleyed in a 90th-minute equaliser.

Williams curled the ball into the top corner to put Bilbao ahead for the first time in the game, before things went from bad to worse for Ronald Koeman’s side as Messi saw red.

Arturo Vidal scored in a 2-0 win over his former club Juventus to move Inter Milan level on points with city rivals AC Milan at the top of Serie A.

In the Derby d’Italia, Cristiano Ronaldo struggled to make his mark as Vidal put the home side ahead in the 13th minute with a header past former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

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