Super Eagles forward Peter Olayinka was impressive for Slavia Prague who surprisingly played out a goalless draw with Barcelona on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League.
Nigeria international Olayinka was named in the starting line up when Slavia faced Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Olayinka was the hero for Slavia on match day 1 when he scored the opener at the San Siro as the Czech giants picked a valuable point against Inter Milan in a 1-1 draw. The one-cap Super Eagles star however netted an own goal that handed victory to Barcelona in Prague.
The anticipated home win failed to materialise as below-par Barca produced an uninspiring performance against a determined opposition.
Lionel Messi was denied a superb first-half goal by the crossbar, while both sides had efforts disallowed for offside at the Nou Camp.
The Spanish side retain top spot in Group F but with qualification far from assured ahead of difficult games against Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan.
The adventurous visitors almost opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Nicolae Stanciu was picked out by Peter Olayinka’s pull back but saw his goal-bound shot strike a team-mate and fly over the crossbar.
Barcelona last lost a Champions League group game on home soil more than 10 years ago, when Russian club Rubin Kazan secured a shock 2-1 success against Pep Guardiola’s side in October 2009.
That record looked in considerable danger as the away side continued to cause problems.
Keeper Kolar saved his best until last, repelling Messi’s close-range effort 13 minutes from time as Slavia held on for a famous point which was celebrated exuberantly by the travelling fans and dents Barca’s qualification hopes.