Made one strong first-half save to deny Xavi, when he plunged to block his angled shot and another to deny Villa in the second half. Had little chance of saving either of Messi goals.
Left-back was more conservative than usual, but made one or two interesting forays forward. Although Barca often looked to release Villa down his side, he worked hard to contain him. However, he was beaten too easily by Afellay for Barca's first.
Was particularly impressive in the first half but had some shaky moments in the second half as both of Messi's goal finishes came from a position he should be in.
A muscular and imposing figure in the centre of midfield. Worked incredibly hard to press and close down Barcelona's ball players. However, the man in the middle deemed his challenge on Dani Alves in the 61st minute to be too robust and he was sent off.
Cautioned for a blatant bodycheck on Pedro in the 40th minute, but was otherwise fine in the right full-back position
Will miss the second leg after picking up a caution for a cynical bodycheck on Messi in the 54th minute. Despite this, he was strong presence at the heart of the Real defence stood strong to repel a succession of Barcelona attacks. He was beaten to the ball by Messi for the first in a key moment, however.
A tenacious midfield display by the Frenchman. Snapped into challenges to dispossess Messi and company and provided real steel in the Madrid engine room. His and Pepe's hard work ensured a lot of Barcelona's possession remianed in front of them.
Á. di María
Apart from one or two impressive first half moments, he was anonymous on the left of the Real front three.
Playmaker worked hard to limit Barca's space but was a peripheral figure.
Missed a fantastic chance in first-half injury time when he stroked weakly at Valdes after the Barcelona goalkeeper had dropped Ronaldo's drive. Replaced by Adebayor at the break after an ineffective 45 minutes.
Began to drift to the right towards the 20 minute mark, in order to try and get at Puyol down the Barcelona left. He was never truly successful, however, and had only two real efforts on goal to show for his 90 minutes.
After spending the majority of the first half looking on, he was called into action in injury-time. He fumbled Ronaldo's dipping swerving shot but made up for the mistake with a clever block with his legs to thwart Ozil.
The tentative nature of the match ensured that he was never his usual attacking threat. Defensively, he looked shaky and was booked for persistent fouling in the 44th minute as he struggled to shackle Di Maria. Played his part in Pepe's red card with a dramatic reaction.
Moved out to left-back as part of Guardiola's defensive reshuffle. Kept things simple there and was never unduly troubled by Ronaldo, who was pushed wide to contront him by Mourinho.
Barca number three saw a lot of the ball in the first half hour as his side retained possession and he sprayed passes wide to stretch the game. A colossal figure at the back, repelling everything Real threw at him.
Worked some neat exchanges with Messi and that combination looked the one most likely to unlock the Real defence. Had his side's best effort of the first half when he latched onto Messi's intelligent pass, but Casillas was equal to his angled drive. Continued to push and probe in the second 45.
Deputised at centre-back due to Barcelona's continuing defensive problems, and he was solid there. Stood his ground on several occasions and used his ability to read the game to step out and win standing tackles when required. On the one occasion he mistimed, he was booked for fouling Pepe.
A figure of hate for the Real fans after some rather embarrassing pieces of play acting. But anchored the visitor's midfield and kept things ticking over with simple yet effective short passes to competently complete the task he was asked to do.
Put in an industrious, but quiet, shift on the left of the Barcelona midfield three.
Although his side regularly tried to find him with long diagonals, he appeared isolated at times. His biggest contributions came in the 11th and 68th minutes when he cut in off the flank and fizzed low drives at goal.
Made a bright start on the left of the Barcelona attacking triumvirate, using his direct running style to get at Arbeloa on one or two occasions, but he struggled to get the better of the Real Madrid right-back.
Was often surrounded by more than one player in a white shirt. But his two goals, the first a deft finish and his second, a sublime individual run, provided a spark of brilliance in a scrappy affair which was disrupted by fouls and incidents off the ball.
Sub goalkeeper was sent off for his part in a half-time melee.
- 26 Fontàs
- 18 G. Milito
Made a superb contribution after coming on in the 71st minute. Burst to the byline to cross for Messi's opener and teased and tormented Marcelo.
Made in injury-time cameo.
- 30 Thiago Alcântara
- 11 Jeffren