David de Gea
The young shot-stopper kept his team in the match, producing fantastic saves from David Villa, Xavi, and Pedro, and was helpless for either goal.
Was far more effective from an attacking perspective than on defensive duties, but his ridiculous lunge on Messi that merited a red card cannot be tolerated.
Has been an assured addition in defence but was caught hopelessly under the ball and allowed Pique to escape him to score.
Atletico look far less composed defensively when the Colombian is playing, and once again he seemed incapable of tracking runs and regularly gave the ball away.
Fortunate to remain on the pitch after being cautioned early on, and despite committing numerous fouls afterwards, remained on until subbed midway through the second half. Struggled to deal with Pedro and Dani Alves in his unconventional left-back slot.
Like his compatriot Raul Garcia, struggled to cope with the passing ability of Xavi and Iniesta, and chased shadows for the majority of the first half.
Continues to deliver a good set piece but offered little else from open play in the final third.
Got up superbly to power home Atletico's equaliser, but struggled at times to get anywhere near Barcelona, who were able to pass their way through at will.
José Antonio Reyes
Always capable of running with the ball at his feet, but Barcelona in the form of Andres Iniesta and Maxwell doubled up on him well and restricted his space.
The Uruguayan was isolated for long spells of the match and was not afforded a chance of note during the entire 90 minutes.
The Argentine had been a fitness doubt beforehand, and it showed; Kun's touch was off and appeared to be on the periphery of the action. Replaced early in the second half.
The Spanish international did not cover himself in glory when he came out to claim Simao's corner but got nowhere near it and allowed Raul Garcia to head Atletico back into the game.
Dealt with the real threat of Reyes running at him, and with the support of Iniesta, managed to keep his runs to a minimum, while offering support of his own at the attacking end of the pitch.
Was not only an excellent attacking option but his pressing high up the pitch forced Atletico into making mistakes and won possession back for his team.
Showed the composure of a striker to brillantly control and volley home a superb goal, and marshaled the back line with Puyol well.
Came back from injury into the atmosphere of the Vicente Calderon, and gave a captains performance as the match became heated, ensuring a calming influence remained in Barcelona's back line.
Sliderule pass set up Messi's opening goal, and gave Dominguez a torrid evening by constantly remaining on the move and in tandem with Messi and Villa.
The Spanish World Cup winner left the pitch to a standing ovation for his international exploits, and ran the match from the midfield alongside his compatriot Xavi.
Preferred to Mascherano in midfield and continues to improve week on week, keeping the play simple and getting in crucial interceptions.
The midfield orchestrator slotted through balls all evening, and had his teammates converted the scoreline would have been far more handsome.
Another imperious performance from the little Argentine, particularly in the first half. Besides from his impudently taken opening goal, constantly ran at the Atletico back line and gave them no end of problems. Late injury will be cause for concern for the champions.
The normally lethal hitman missed three excellent opportunities, and lost out in his duel with David de Gea, who denied him every time. Always willing to take possession, though.
- 27 Joel Robles
Replaced Dominguez at full-back but wasted a decent opening by shooting tamely into the side net.
Thrown on to be a creative spark but was unable to pick out the killer pass when required.
- 11 Fran Mérida
- 4 Mario Suárez
Came on for Aguero at the beginning of the second half but did absolutely nothing of any note.