Watched motionless as Levante opened the scoring. That was about his only moment of note in the match as the majority of the game was played in Levante's half.
The Barca veteran scored a terrific header with half-time looming and kept his backline marshalled well for most of the game, Levante's opener aside.
Looked good bombing forwards for Barca from right-back. Handled the - little - attacking pressure that came from Levante's left.
A sweetly-struck curler started Barca's barrage of goals at Camp Nou and he harassed Levante's right flank with runs up the pitch throughout. His deflected effort which came off the crossbar was turned in by Alexis for the fourth, too.
Showed plenty of desire to put in effort at both ends. His poor marking was to blame for the Levante goal, however.
The centre of attack for Barca in Messi's absence in the first half. He was hauled deeper in the second half, but his influence could still be seen as he pulled the strings from midfield. Got a deserved goal before being brought off.
Had a dreadful start after scoring an own goal (without knowing much about it) when Vyntra headed against his back, before getting booked. His performance improved afterwards, though, and he put in a decent showing.
Did his job without ever looking remarkable in the middle of the pitch. The one or two forays forward he did make weren't very successful.
Fine passing and neat dribbling, but more muted than he might've liked. Was withdrawn at half-time in place of Pedro.
Extremely lively and his corner gave Puyol his first goal of the season. Instigated the third goal with a lovely through-ball for Montoya.
Quiet in the first half but showed lightning fast reactions to enable him to jab in two tap-ins early in the latter 45 minutes. A menace.
Hindered by the wet conditions but will nonetheless be gutted with his showing at Camp Nou. The first, third and fourth goal could all have been stopped, though part of the blame can be put at his defence's feet.
Chased shadows in defence when Barca played with the intricacy they're famed for.
Relatively anonymous except for a fine cross which Pedro Rios should have put into the back of Barca's net in the second half.
Rose highest to nod the opening goal in via Roberto's back, giving Levante a sliver of hope before they crumbled inthe latter two thirds of the game. His performance after his main impact of the match was uninspiring.
Totally overwhelmed by Barca attackers in the second half and was another who was slow to react for the hosts' third and fourth goals.
I. El Adoua
Put his body on the line with some long shots and Bartra's overhead kick attempt. His marking was sloppy, though.
Booked following two silly tackles early in the game before picking up a thigh injury and being hauled off with a third of the match played.
The youngster was booked for pointless pulling on Iniesta in the first half and was no match for the likes of the Spain international in midfield.
Brought off midway through the second half after failing to impress against the likes of Fabregas and Song in Catalunya.
Should have scored a sitter when Levante were 4-1 down on the night, but instead skied the simple shot way over the crossbar. Not a great moment in a below-par performance.
Outnumbered up front and starved of service, really. Brought off with a third of the game to go.