Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward has yellow card rescinded
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has had the yellow card he received in Sunday's 1-0 win at Valencia rescinded.
Messi, 27, was booked after he appeared to be struck on the head by a plastic bottle as he and other Barcelona players celebrated Sergio Busquets' late winner.
Barcelona's initial appeal was rejected by the Spanish football federation's (RFEF) competition committee.
However, a second challenge to a higher appeals committee was successful.
The RFEF said the committee had been unable to detect "deliberate time-wasting" on Messi's part but only "a normal reaction from someone who had suffered an aggression by a spectator".