Did not have too much to deal with, had no chance for Keita's header and most of Barcelona's shots were off target.
Terrorized by the pace of Lionel Messi and could not deal with the runs towards him. Did however keep the Levante defense an organized and solid unit for the majority of the match.
Showed his experience throughout the match, even when dealing with the trickery of Ibrahim Afellay.
Guilty of a few rash challenges on the edge of his box but for the most part communicated with his defensive partner to keep the defense well structured.
Forced Dani Alves to come infield to affect the play and did not let the Brazilian make his trademark runs behind the defense.
Was simple in his passing and did not try anything too spectacular, was a calming presence when in possession.
Pressed the Barcelona midfielders very well and even instigated a few counter attacks by nicking possession.
Provided good protection for his defense and stopped Barcelona attacks with a few well-timed challenges.
Got the better of Eric Abidal a few times and was determined in his pressing of the ball which forced Barca into a few rash clearances. However, did not manage to get on the ball enough.
Always a thorn in the side of the Barcelona defenders, who were often struggling to deal with his pace and power. His determination to chase down the ball earned him a goal and epitomized his performance.
Was not altogether innocent for the Levante goal and failed to communicate with his central defender. Did manage to pull off a few good saves from long range Levante shots.
Defensively sound but did not drive down the right flank as much. Often found coming inside to receive possession which left Barcelona a man down on the right hand side when attacking.
Bullied at times by Felipe Caicedo and a shaky performance was topped off when a failure to clear the ball and a lack of concentration allowed Caicedo rob him and score for the equalizer.
Played well in his first start back from serious illness. Was caught on the ball a few times but managed to initiate a few counter attacks down the left hand side after winning possession.
Made a couple of very important interceptions that would have had Caicedo through on goal. Did well to instigate some counter attacks for his side.
Puppeteer of the match from start to finish and showed an extensive range in his passing. Kept possession expertly with short passes and set up Keita's goal with a glorious pass over the top of the Levante defence.
Was dogged in midfield and linked up well with Xavi when in possession. Got further forward than usual and did look dangerous when playing in the hole.
Added solidity in the midfield area and a determined performance was capped off with a lung busting run into the box to power a wonderful header into the top corner to grab his goal.
Did not have much joy when going down the left flank, but picked passes well when coming inside and was a willing runner to create space for his team mates.
Kept possession well in the final third and was unlucky with a shot at goal from the left channel. But ultimately did not cause the Levante defense a lot of problems.
Showed incredible pace and agility when bearing down on the Levante defense and was a threat at all times. Was unlucky not to get a goal after two jaw-dropping jinking runs resulted in him hitting the woodwork and putting the ball an inch past the post.