Player Ratings: Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea's Ewan Macdonald runs the rule over the individual performers in Barcelona's draw with Chelsea.


Valdes 5.5 - A magnificent double-save from Didier Drogba in the first half was about all he saw of the ball. That said he must be marked down for an incident in the 80th minute where he inexplicably stood off his line at a one-on-one.

Daniel Alves 6 - Poor distribution and a penchant for getting involved in pointless 'handbags' made for a disappointing showing. Not until the final quarter-hour did he remember how to cross.

Pique 7 - Almost made a calamitous error in the first period but recovered well, and threatened from set pieces at the opposing end. Other than that mistake he was excellent - but what a mistake it was...

Marquez 5 - Very, very nearly sold the jerseys with that backpass that put Drogba through. He seldom looked comfortable and withdrew due to injury.

Abidal 7.5 - A confident enough performance from Abidal without him looking too sensational at any time.

Xavi 6.5 - Not the most spectacular of performances, but one that was solid enough in a passing sense, if not an inventive one.

Yaya Toure 7.5 - A dominant, bustling, physical display in the centre of midfield, despite the numerical advantage that Chelsea enjoyed in the middle of the park.

Iniesta 8.5 - The one really inventive force on the pitch, and one who deserved a better result for his night's work.

Messi 6 - The Ballon d'Or winner-in-waiting was virtually anonymous from start to finish, with no cutting edge on the cusp of the area.

Eto'o 6.5 - Timed his runs nicely but lacked killer instinct when faced with the impressive Petr Cech.

Henry 6.5 - At least managed to test Cech with his low drives, but faded from the game very quickly.


Puyol 6.5 - Booked slightly harshly, he'll miss the next leg. He was valuable in this one.

Bojan 5 - Got into a great position for an Alves cross... and then headed over an empty net into the stands. What a miss.

Hleb 5 - Again, a dreadful miss blots his copybook.


Cech 7.5 - A confident performance from the Czech, who shows that he's no European flop.

Ivanovic 6.5 - A decent enough showing until the end, when Daniel Alves began to take advantage of his tired legs.

Terry 6 - Almost allowed Eto'o through to score in the second period but looked assured of himself both on and off the ball on the edge of the area.

Alex 7 - After a slow start he regained confidence and ended the game relatively strongly, if tired.

Bosingwa 8 - Managed a fine opening hour and used the ball well. When face to face with Messi he didn't disappoint, and kept the Argentine frustrated all evening.

Mikel Obi 7.5 - Was part of a midfield unit that kept the likes of Xavi in check and can be commended for that.

Ballack 6.5 - Did not do quite enough on the ball to merit an especially high rating but off the ball his play with very intelligent.

Essien 6.5 - He may have been a right-winger on the positional chart, but his was a central role on the ball. That said, he didn't do enough with it.

Lampard 5.5 - An extremely disappointing evening for the Londoner, whose shot was wayward and whose passing touch deserted him even when aimed at other midfielders, let alone Drogba.

Malouda 7 - Made an excellent start to the game and was always a good outlet for the ball, keeping Alves busy at times. Can be pleased with his night's work.

Drogba 6.5 - Held the ball up nicely and won a couple of key headers, but didn't make enough of the very few chances which he was afforded.


Belletti 6.5 - Put himself about nicely in the middle of the park to add some steel.

Anelka - N/A

Ewan Macdonald,