The reserve 'keeper play well tonight. He did the simple things well and made a superb save to deny a Llorente header in the first-half.
The defender played seemed to switch between centre-half and left-back tonight which did not help him gain any fluency in his performance. Looked more comfortable going forward.
The centre-back has not looked himself in recent week and put in another shaky performance this evening. His positioning was poor and he was lucky to only receive a yellow card for a deliberate foul on Gabilondo.
The right-back looked impressive going forward and added two more assists to his tally. However his defensive performance wasn't the best and Gabilondo did very well against the Brazilian.
The attacker has looked a little jaded of late and tonight was no different. The effort and running were there but not the end product.
With Puyol still injured the defensive midfielder was asked to play an unfamiliar role at centre-back tonight. He did fairly well making several important interceptions. However he did make a clumsy challenge to give away a penalty.
Quality performance from the diminutive midfielder who kept things ticking over in the middle. His movement was great and he was certainly one of Barcelona's best performers tonight.
Despite Barcelona not being at their best, the central midfielder was in fine form. His passing was immaculate and he played two wonderful balls in the build up to both of his sides' goals.
The Argentinian wasn't at his best tonight. He looked decent going forward but failed to provide sufficient cover for his defence who were left unprotected at times.
Not a vintage Messi performance. His passing was a little erratic in a poor first half and while he did complete several fantastic dribbling runs, the finishing wasn't always there. However he did steadily improve as the game went on and came to his sides' rescue with a late winner.
The striker added another goal to his growing tally and his movement was fairly good tonight. Unlucky not to add a second with Iraizoz making an impressive save in the second-half.
The 'keeper could not be blamed for either goals conceded and did make a few decent saves.
The centre-half was a pillar of strength for the majority of the game and was unlucky to end on the losing side after repelling several Barcelona attacks.
The right-back played very well tonight keeping Pedro in particular quiet. Kept his cool to convert a penalty.
Solid performance from the left-back. Did well against Messi and Villa defensively but was limited in attack.
The 22-year-old looked good tonight. He made some decent tackles and looked comfortable against the Barcelona attack for large parts of the game.
Decent performance from the aging winger who beat Alves on several occasions. His crossing was top notch.
The attacker had a subdued first-half and was substituted at half-time. Looked like he picked up a knock.
Spread the play well in the centre of the field and stood up to the challenge of facing the best midfield partnership in the world. Classy.
The defensive midfielder played well tonight, particularly in the first-half where he was able to shackle Messi. Tired as the game went on which is expected against this Barcelona team.
The winger put in a good shift tonight and was always looking to make his way into the Barca box. Came close to scoring with a header.
The striker was a threat to Barcelona's weakened back-line from the offset although he did tire as the game went. Won the penalty and was unlucky to see his fine header saved by Pinto in the first-half.
- 38 Oier
The Brazilian came on in the second-half with Barcelona struggling for balance along their backline and looked assured on the ball.
- 21 Adriano Correia
- 18 G. Milito
The midfielder came on late in the game for Villa to protect Barcelona's lead and did fairly well.
The Dutch attacker was only on the field for a few minutes.
- 9 Bojan
- 13 Raúl Fernández
- 4 Ustaritz
- 22 Xabi Castillo
The winger did not have enough time to make an impact on the game.
- 10 De Marcos
The youngster was introduced into the game late on but was not given enough time to make an impact as Barcelona were in control by this stage.
The striker came on for the second half and showed a lot of energy in the early stages. Linked up well with Llorente.