His hesitation allowed Messi to nick in and open the scoring, then comically stumbled to allow Villa to round him and add a second. Pedro's deflected third compounded his misery.
The movement of Pedro, Messi and Villa across Mallorca's back line left him bamboozled, and was powerless to stop the vibrant front three from creating chances.
Defended well in the first half, halting the movement of Villa cutting in from his flank, but couldn't keep line with his back four in the second half, and played the striker onside for the crucial second goal.
Combated well in the opening spell and managed to keep Barca at bay, but as the match progressed could not handle the champions' superiority.
Couldn't cope at all with the pace of Messi running directly at him through the centre, but continued battling for his team until the end, despite being well beaten.
Looked most likely to provide the creative spark for the home side, especially in the first half, but was unable to find enough space and in the end drifted out of the contest.
Was involved in an interesting tussle with Maxwell on the right flank but drifted out of the match. Pedro's shot deflected off his foot and into the net for the third.
J. de Guzmán
The midfielder combated well with the Barca trio in the opening exchanges but was overpowered as the match went on.
Like Marti, could barely get a touch of the ball as Barca enjoyed complete dominance of possession, and spent much of the match chasing shadows before being replaced.
Fielded some long-range shots early in the contest, but was left as a spectator for much of the contest as Mallorca failed to threaten his goal.
Like Abidal, apart from a competitive opening spell, was not put under any danger by Mallorca's attack, and will struggle to enjoy a more comfortable evening all season.
Enjoyed an interesting battle with Nsue early in the contest, and managed to come out on top. Was allowed to concentrate on his attacking duties as the match wore on, as Barca took control.
A much-improved display from the Brazilian, who was asked to fill the shoes of Dani Alves, and proved to be an excellent option on the right flank, showing neat touches in the final third.
Untroubled by the presence of Webo, and strolled through the contest alongside Pique, with his defensive capabilities never truly tested. Looked composed and competent.
Took on additional responsibility given the absence of Xavi, and controlled the contest. Picked out passes, rarely gave the ball way, and was unlucky not get his own name on the scoresheet.
Started in place of the injured Xavi and got himself into attacking positions on a regular basis. Wonderful lobbed through pass set up Messi's well-taken goal.
Composed as ever, protected his back four superbly, and also highlighted his eye for a pass by sliding in David Villa with a beautiful through ball to create the second goal.
The third member of Barca's revered front three refused to be outdone by his teammates, and added a stunning third by lashing home from the edge of the area.
El Guaje maintained his recent supreme form, netting in his fourth match in a row by rounding Aouate and rolling home. His awareness and relationship with Messi continues to flourish.
The difference-maker for the Blaugrana once again. Linked wonderfully with Villa throughout, and latched on to Keita's sublime through-pass to net a rare header to open the scoring.
- 1 G. Lux
- 23 Enrique Corrales
- 29 Kevin
- 21 Crespí
Came on as Mallorca chased a route back into the game but couldn't get involved.
Came on in the second half but the match was already out of Mallorca's reach.
Given the last fifteen minutes but not enough time to cause trouble.