A star-studded, Messi-inspired Barcelona were surprisingly held to a stalemate by Slavia Prague with Nigeria international Peter Olayinka delivering a magnificent performance at the Camp Nou.
One-cap Super Eagles forward, Peter Olayinka, was at his marauding best on Tuesday night to help the unfancied Czech Republic champions to a share of the points on match day 4 of the UEFA Champions League.
Although, Slavia shone in defence becoming the first side to prevent Barcelona from scoring at the Camp Nou since Getafe held them to a goalless draw back in February 2018, ending a run of scoring in 45 consecutive home matches in all competitions, it was in attack however that the visitors impressed the most with Olayinka a thorn in the flesh of the hosts all night.
Tagged as one of the world’s best midfielders and compared to Brazil’s Ronaldinho at his prime, the young Nigerian forward received applause for a magical performance from football fans, especially on social media site, Twitter.
🇳🇬 🦅 Our very own Peter Olayinka was arguably the best player on the pitch as Slavia Prague held Barcelona to a goalless draw. He terrorized the Barca defence repeatedly.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has placed him on standby for the Nigerian matches next week 🤔 pic.twitter.com/VztPdGy5ay
— Football Fans Tribe 🇳🇬 ⚽ (@FansTribeHQ) November 5, 2019
— RALPH Chidozie George (@ralphcgeorge) November 5, 2019
Becoming a huge fan of Peter Olayinka at Slavia Praha. Very good at timing his runs in behind the defence, and is such a live wire, never making sure his defenders constantly have to watch their back. It's quite fascinating to watch how much he unsettles through simple movement. pic.twitter.com/Q6QawinOsS
— Jonas Adnan Giæver (@CheGiaevara) November 5, 2019
This Peter Olayinka has turned Barcelona’s defense to a dancing ground, his talent is just madd.
— Igwilo ⚡️ (@1igwilo) November 5, 2019
🇳🇬Peter Olayinka was the best player on the pitch as Barcelona forced Slavia Prague to a draw at Nou Camp.
• He terrorised Barca's defence causing them lots of trouble.
— FAST TRACK 🇳🇬 (@FastTrackNaija) November 5, 2019
From Nigeria to troubling Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
— B (@Itsbrill) November 5, 2019
Peter Olayinka, why are you doing this to Barcelona and Gerard Pique pic.twitter.com/60KyrJ6dAO
— Adeyanju Moses Ola. (@DManCalledHulk) November 5, 2019
Peter Olayinka is having one hell of a performance at Camp Nou.
Best on pitch by country mile & the edge that Sparta has on the hosts.
— k (@Loconteee) November 5, 2019
— Buju Brezzada (@brezzada) November 5, 2019
One of the best team of this UCL is Slavia Praha, Peter Olayinka is currently one of the best midfielder in the world.
— Sajib Tanvir #RestoreTheSnyderVerse (@ovesajib) November 5, 2019
We're making Slavia Prague's Peter Olayinka look like Prime Ronaldinho
— Super Saiyan (@_Louis______) November 5, 2019