Slavia Prague defender David Hovorka goes wild after successfully tackling Barcelona star Lionel Messi
- Slavia Prague's David Horovka was fired after tackling Lionel Messi
- The Czech Republic jumped up and screamed in celebration
- Messi scored the opening goal in a 2-1 Champions League group stage victory
- Barge is at the top of Group F on seven points with three games still to be played
After years of strikers celebrating goals eccentrically, It is time that defenders celebrated perfect sliding tackles.
And defend David Hovorka embodied the never-say-that-attitude of the Czech side with a perfect tackle on the last ditch on Lionel Messi .
Slavia Prague defends David Hovorka (R) takes Barcelona- star Lionel Messi
The five-time Ballon d & # 39; Or winner entered the Slavia penalty area but was stopped in his tracks when Hovorka quickly wiped the ball away and struck a corner.
The 26-year-old got up and snarled in celebration before instructing his teammates to defend the set piece.
The joyful reaction of Hovorka after the expropriation of Messi symbolized the proper execution of the attacker at Sinobo Stadium. The attacker scored his 113th Champions League goal after just three minutes.
The Argentinian started and ended a smooth movement to give the visitors the lead, but Slavia bounced back after the break when Jan Boril shot Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
The unfortunate own goal of Peter Olayinka separated the two parties when Barca moved the top of Group F with seven points from three games.