Bayer Leverkusen director Rudi Voller slams Friedrich & Kadlec for swapping shirts with Barcelona star Messi

The former Germany international has expressed his dismay with the defenders' behaviour, and has confiscated their memento from their Champions League clash
Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has hit out at Manuel Friedrich and Michal Kadlec for their behaviour during Tuesday's Champions League round of 16 match at home against Barcelona.

With Leverkusen trailing 1-0 after 45 minutes of play in the first-leg encounter, Kadlec approached Barcelona star Lionel Messi at half-time to swap jerseys.

However, Kadlec's souvenir was then taken off him by Friedrich, prompting the Czech defender to again go after the Fifa Ballon d'Or winner's shirt after the final whistle.

Voller was not amused with the defenders' hunt for a piece of memorabilia, and has made it clear that both Messi jerseys will be auctioned off for charity.

"I'd say that 90 per cent of the team was focussed on the game itself. What these two did went too far. I have not spoken with them yet, but will definitely have a word with them," Voller was quoted as saying by Bild.

"I can guarantee you that both Friedrich and Kadlec will give up their jersey for charity."

Messi netted once as he helped Barcelona to a 3-1 win at the BayArena in the first leg of the Champions League tie. The return clash at Camp Nou takes place on March 7.