- Lionel Messi led Barcelona side have lost the final of this season’s Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao after extra time
- The game ended 3-2 in favour of Athletic Bilbao as Messi was shown red card and sent off towards the end of the encounter
Athletic Bilbao, also known as Athletic Club are the giant killers in this season’s Spanish Super Cup as they defeated the two biggest clubs in Spain (Real Madrid in Semi final and then Barcelona in final) to win the tournament.
Barca captain, Messi failed to find the back of the net and was frustrated by the Athletic Club defenders who did not give him a breathing space.
Frenchman and Barcelona striker, Antoine Griezmann scored both goals for his side, while De Marcos, Villalibre and Williams scored for Athletic Bilbao.
The referee sent Messi off following a reckless tackle.
RouteOneFootball reported the following about the match:
Barcelona 2-3 Athletic Bilbao
⚽️ 40′: A. Griezmann (1-0)
⚽️ 42′: O. De Marcos (1-1)
⚽️ 77′: A. Griezmann (2-1)
⚽️ 90′: A. Villalibre (2-2)
⚽️ 93′: I. Williams (2-3)
🟥 120′: L. Messi
🎯 Possession: 68-32
🥅 Shots: 10-12
👟 Passes: 838-343