Lionel Messi was shown the first red card of his entire Barcelona career today. He was sent off for violent conduct during Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao. Barca was close to victory at the 90 minute Barcelona thanks to an Antoine Griezmann brace. However, an equaliser by Asier Villalibre’s forced extra-time and denied Barca of the clear victory. The irritated Argentine lashed out at Asier Villalibre in the final seconds of extra time. This was missed by the referee but spotted by VAR, leading to Messi’s red card. Meanwhile, the game ended with a thrilling 3-2 after extra-time.