SER: Barcelona to appeal Lionel Messi's yellow card

The club think he did not foul the Celta Vigo forward as he saw his first booking of the season

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Barcelona have decided to present their appeal against Lionel Messi's yellow card to the competition committee, per Cadena SER radio.

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The Argentine was booked against Celta Vigo after giving away a free kick for supposedly fouling Pape Cheikh. Referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez saw it as an offence and issued Messi a yellow card.

However the forward won the ball with the tackle. It cost Barca as Celta equalised from the free-kick at 1-1, but Messi scored two more of his own and Busquets nabbed the fourth in a 4-1 win at Camp Nou.

It was Messi's first yellow of the season. Although no suspension is at stake Barca think it is unjust and will appeal.


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