Kept the scoreline respectable for his team. Pulled off some wonderful saves and was very good at coming off his line.
The better of the two centre-backs today. Looked solid in defence, but was replaced in the second half as Zaragoza were looking for a way back in the game.
Did not offer much in attack, but was his aggressive self in defence tonight. One of the better performers in defence for his team today.
Could not deal with the threat of Messi from the 20th minute on and generally struggled in defensive aspect. Anonymous in attack as well.
Too easily bypassed in the first half and at fault for the first goal. Did not inspire confidence after the break, too.
Got himself sent off in a rather stupid way, and offered little before his red card too.
Looked completely on his own for most of the game as he battled hard in midfield, but his desire was not matched by his team mates.
While he did not play badly tonight, he really could have offered more in an attacking sense. Did well defensively, but he is expected to build up from the back, and he could not do that tonight.
Wonderful chipped pass to set up Braulio for Zaragoza's best chance of the game. Looked very active in the first half, but faded a little after the break.
Completely anonymous tonight. One can hardly tell he was on the pitch before he was replaced in the second half.
The villain for the hosts. Wasted a chance that could have tipped the scales in Zaragoza's favour. Looked predictable at times and did not contribute much. A poor outing for the striker.
Merely a spectator tonight. Dealt with whatever came his way with ease.
Should really work on his delivery from set-pieces and on his crossing. Besides that he was a beast in attack as usual and was rarely troubled defensively.
Stable throughout the game and improved in an attacking sense after the break.
The veteran had very little to do, and barring his lack of concentration in the 19th minute, he was very stable at the back.
Rather easily bypassed in the build up to Zaragoza's only real chance of the game, but solid otherwise. One wonders how he always manages to get hurt. This time, however, there were no bloodied bandages and such, but just a bruise.
Uncharacteristically quiet tonight and could not offer anything spectacular in attack. Substituted in the second half.
Quiet, but efficient performance in midfield. Looked assured in possession and partnered Busquets well.
His quick feet are just too fast for any team at times and he was simply unplayable. Was Barcelona's best player in the first half and maintained his level of performance after the break.
Put in a great shift tonight and bossed the midfield together with Keita. Even showed some good touches going forward.
Wonderful assist for Messi's first goal as he drew Zaragoza's defence before releasing the Argentine through on goal. His impeccable off-the-ball play and excellent vision were on show today.
He was simply unplayable today. Powered through Zaragoza's defence on numerous occasions and scored two quality goals. The recent injury does not seem to have affected him at all.