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‘Messi’s lace was broken’ – Barca appeal against ban for time

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was booked in the 83rd minute, when Barcelona were leading 2-1

Barcelona are appealing the yellow card shown to Lionel Messi for time wasting during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Sevilla.

The Argentina forward was booked in the second half as he attempted to put his boot back on after it had come off following a challenge by Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said afterwards that the 29-year-old’s laces were broken.

Messi scored his 500th goal for the club in the game.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37907596