The Supercopa de Espana final between Barcelona and Athletic Club will forever be remember as the day Lionel Messi got his first clubside red card since making his first senior cap appearance.
The 6-time world player of the was unable to lead his teammate to victory, as they went down to a 2-3 defeat at extra time. So many would argue the red card given to Messi as referee Gil Manzano had to consult the pitchside monitor to make the decision after failing to spot the foul at first glance.
Referee Gil Manzano on his own, made history as he became the first referee not only to hand Messi his first club match orders, but the first to have given each member of the MSN trio their matching orders. The MSN trio consist of Messi, Neymar, and Suarez. The trio formed a strong partnership during their days at Barcelona as they scored goals and made assist look easy for themselves.
In the 2016/2017 season, Neymar was sent off after losing his temper up against Diego Llorente while Suarez was sent off in a Copa de Rey match against Atletico Madrid which made him miss the 2016/2017 final.