YouTube's most popular sports videos of the week: Footballer slapped for celebration

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The most popular sports videos of the week as viewed on YouTube at 8:30 UTC, Wednesday April 28, include a Croatian footballer receiving a sharp reprimand for celebrating in front of the wrong person, an acrobatic dive in college baseball, and the winning goal in Brazilian football's Rio Trophy, as well as footage from the Milan v Barcelona UEFA Champions League semi final.

1) Goal celebration fail - 2,051,419 total views
Tomislav Bosec of Croatian football club team NK Inter Zapreši? celebrates scoring a goal during their April 17 Priva NHL match (the country's top league) against NK Zadar. Bosec ran over to the VIP stands behind the goal to celebrate with his family, but got a bop on the head from an unimpressed Zadar fan, said to be none other than the team's assistant coach.

2) Brian Kownacki Leaps The Catcher - 1,588,687 total views
Brian Kownacki of the New York-based Fordham University college baseball team leaps the Iona State catcher in order to make it back to home base and emphasize his team's spirited comeback during their 12-9 winning game on April 20.

3) ' Loco Abreu's goal in the Taça Rio final' - 1,403,307 total views
In the Brazilian Rio Trophy final, club side Botafogo score the winning goal
against Serie A compatriots Flamengo after a disputed penalty decision.

4) Inter Barcelona 3 - 1 - 725,314 total views
Sky Italia's highlights reel from the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg on April 21 between Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan and Pep Guardiola's favorites, Barcelona. Reaction saves, defense-splitting passes, and a theatrical soundtrack.

5) Ovechkin snowed a kid on purpose - 675,832 total views
In keeping with his pre-game custom, Alex Ovechkin sprints across the ice towards his team's bench before the opening of the NHL ice hockey playoff game between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens. Braking sharply as usual, he avoids impaling himself on a Montreal team flag, but sprays some rink ice on the mascot holding it.

6) Dan Boyle OT Goal - 556,238 total views
Dan Boyle of hockey team San Jose Sharks gets the decisive goal in overtime in the third of six Stanley Cup playoff matches against the Colorado Avalanche with a tight angled shot. Unfortunately, it was into his own goal. San Jose went on to win the series 4-2, Boyle netting first in the next match and one each in the remaining two games.

7) ' Balotelli taking off the Inter Milan shirt' - 492,259 total views
The immediate post-match reaction of Inter Milan's striker Mario Balotelli who reacts in disgust to an unseen incident, taking off the Inter shirt and casting it aside before leaving the field.

8) ' Inter 2-0 Juve: Maicon's pearl' - 2,860,206 total views
Inter Milan striker Maicon scores an exquisite goal against rivals Juventus, displaying excellent close control before thumping the ball into the back of Buffon's net from outside the area.

9) Kragl-Gustafsson!!! - 417,239 total views
A crunching tackle on FC Red Bull Salzburg's American-born Swedish goalkeeper Eddie Gustafsson during their April 18 Austrian Premier League match against Lask Linz. With both bones in his lower leg broken, his football career hangs in the balance.

10) ' Scored a goal and beat up his team!' - 401,068 total views
Bajram Fetai of FC Nordsjælland scores against his old team Silkeborg IK and pretends to punch out his current teammates. The backstory is that Silkeborg had got rid of him after a less theatrical bout of fisticuffs.