Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show in the Spanish Super Cup at the Nou Camp as he made the news for all the right and wrong reasons.
The reigning World's best footballer came off the bench as a substitute in the La Liga curtain raiser to make all the difference for the European Champions on the night.
The Real Madrid superstar ran halfway across the pitch to score a goal to restore the lead that the league winners lost through an equaliser from Messi's penalty. He also earned himself a yellow card for taking off his shirt after scoring a well taken goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lengthy suspension of between 4 to 12 matches after he pushed the centre referee following his dismissal at the Nou Camp on Sunday night for a perceived diving by the match official.
The 32 year old was controversially sent off for a second booking after going to ground under the challenge of Samuel Umtiti. The Portuguese then pushed referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea in a sign of frustration - Once the red card was shown, the player pushed me slightly in a sign of disagreement, Bengoetxea noted in his post-match report.
Article 96 of the Spanish FA's rulebook states that any contact with the official will result in a ban between four and 12 games. As Ronaldo's push was not of significant force and did not appear premeditated, it is likely such a ban will be on the lower end of the scale.