Pulled off a couple of decent saves to deny Barcelona. Organised his defence well and did superbly on set-pieces. Had no chance for the goal.
Was bypassed rather easily in the build-up to Thiago's goal, but generally did well. Compensated for his deficiencies in pace with good positioning, and assisted the equaliser.
Fairly stable at the back and rarely gave anything away. Distributed the ball well and showed decent marking.
Found the right balance between attack and defence. He was rarely troubled at the back, giving him the opportunity to bomb forward which he did well.
Proved to be more than a match for Barcelona's star-studded midfield as he ran and tackled all night. His passing was very good and his vision was top-notch.
Showed slick technique and passing, and kept his nerve to convert the late penalty, albeit it wasn't the most convincing spotkick. Showed some good touches and dribbles.
Had a fairly anonymous game before being substituted. Nothing he tried came off and was surprising to see him get 89 minutes under his belt.
Had a fine game alongside Aranburu in the centre of the pitch. Showed decent work rate, and made a vital contribution in defence.
The young sensation often steals the show, but today this was not the case. Showed a few decent touches, but his final product was a bit lacking.
Was anonymous for most of the game. Wasted his only good chance early in the contest in a performance he would want to forget.
He could have done better for Prieto's tame penalty, but aside from this, there wasn't much for him do and can't be faulted for the equalising goal. Was a commanding presence at set-pieces.
The youngster was unfortunate to pick up an injury and had to be replaced.
Should take some of the blame for the equaliser as he, like Milito, was hesitant to clear the ball. Joined the attacks well, but his defensive play left a lot to be desired.
Unlike Milito, he was a rock at the heart of the defence, and impressed with his tackling and positioning. It was no coincidence that his team conceded twice once he left the pitch.
Was rusty in the centre of the defence, and his hesitancy to clear the ball was the main reason why Real Sociedad equalised.
The midfield maestro did not have the game of his life as Real Sociedad were leaving little space for him to thread his trademark through-balls. Still, he tried to lead by example, and looked dangerous going forward.
Netted the opener with a delightful chip, but offered very little besides that in the first half. Showed good technique and passing, however.
Looked isolated, and nowhere as good as he was in his substitute's appearance against Real Madrid in midweek. Wasted a couple of good chances up front.
Covered a lot of ground in the centre of the pitch, and showed great tackling. His passing was not that good, however.
The Argentinian had a good game despite failing to score, providing the assist for the opener and constantly troubling Real Sociedad's defence. Made a few stunning runs and created numerous chances for his team-mates.
Had a few shots, but lacked ruthlessness in front of goal. Showed good understanding with Messi and Afellay.
- 1 Víctor Valdés
Came on for Montoya and had an solid game. Excellent going forward and unshakable at the back.
Came on for Pique and and conceded a penalty that allowed Sociedad to nab the winner. Looked uneasy in the heart of the defence.
Came on for Gabriel Milito, and did very well defensively. Distributed the ball with ease.
- 28 Sergi Roberto
- 7 David Villa