Pulled off comfortable stop after comfortable stop before he was disappointingly beaten by Adriano's effort. Another couple of good saves in the second half couldn't quite atone for his first half blunder though.
Went close in the opening period with a clever free kick that almost caught out Valdes at his near post. Apart from that effort, he was a member of a defence that rarely gave up many clear-cut opportunities.
Another who was lucky to stay on the park for the 90 minutes. Sanchez did well on occasions to deal with Fabregas and Iniesta, but should have received a second booking for taking out Neymar on the edge of the box.
Strong in the tackle and was particularly effective at shutting out Barcelona players in the penalty area. A Last ditch block on a rampaging Fabregas was particularly impressive.
Lucky to stay on the park after appearing to headbutt Neymar late on. Could have been the centre of controversy had his great cross been converted by Fernandez in stoppage time.
Impressive display from the Argentine who wasn't afraid to get forward. Tested Valdes on more than one occasion and was unlucky late on when presented with the rebound from Fernandez's header.
Another one of Bernd Schuster's men who found himself in the book. Part of the midfield that on the whole combated Barca's usual midfield dominance well.
Filled a difficult role as he tried to combat Barcelona's passing game in the midfield. More successful than most and even instigated a number of counterattacks with timely interceptions.
R. Santa Cruz
While no real chances presented themselves to the former Man City star, he was still able to cause problems, most notably setting up the chance for Olinga with a well-timed run and cross.
Perhaps a little starstruck on his Malaga debut against one of the biggest teams in Europe, the Wizdew Lodz loanee never really posed much of a threat down the right wing.
Had arguably the best chance to snatch a point for the hosts when he controlled Santa Cruz's low cross and knocked it against the post with no goalkeeper in sight.
Two great stops made sure of the points for Barcelona in this fixture, the best undoubtedly the last-minute save to keep out Fernandez's header.
Only managed the first-half after going off at the break with a problem with his right leg. Had already done the damage by then though, firing home the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time.
A fairly quiet evening defensively for the defender as he turned his hand to attacking at the other end, hitting the crossbar with a stooping header.
A fairly quiet evening by the Spanish full-back's standards as he didn't get much joy down the left hand side while attacking and had fairly little to do at the other end.
A decent free kick and a couple of solid set piece deliveries were all that really could be highlighted from Xavi's performance as Barcelona struggled to breakdown their opponents.
Deployed more this evening for his defensive duties, Song clearly struggled when trying to get forward, wasting a couple of decent openings.
Another bristling display from Fabregas as he looked to burst into the area at any given opportunity. Couldn't ever quite get his shot away when it mattered but a constant nuisance nonetheless.
A composed outing at centre-back, where he kept Roque Santa Cruz fairly quiet with some tight marking and quick interceptions.
Like Xavi, never hit the heights of last weekend, and despite a couple of mazy runs, his finishing let him down when he found himself in decent positions.
A busy performance from the Chilean as he set up the goal by laying off for Adriano. Created numerous other openings, including a late chance for Neymar.
A very quiet game from the Spanish international as he wasted a first half opportunity with a poor first touch. Failed to create anything else before he was replaced.