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The Appeals Committee ratified this Friday the sanction of two matches to Leo Messi, sent off in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic for “hitting an opponent (Villalibre) with his arm using excessive force while the ball is in play, but not at a distance from being played,” according to Gil Manzano’s minutes.
Barça filed an unsuccessful appeal to the Appeal Committee after the sanction of the sole judge of the Competition Committee, Carmen Pérez, who applied article 123.2 of the Disciplinary Code and, in addition to punishing the Argentine with two games, he sanctioned Barça with an additional fine of 700 euros and 600 to the offender (Messi) under the article in an amount of 700 euros and 600 euros to the offender in application of article 52.
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