The goalkeeper had very little to do this evening with his side in irresistible form. Was nearly beaten in the opening five minutes but would have been relieved to see Tiago's effort strike the bar.
Played very well throughout. He featured as a right-winger in this game and his runs and movement created space for his team-mates to exploit the gaps left by the Atleti backline. His passing was top notch, too.
The Argentine looked completely comfortable at the back. He did well to break up several Atleti attacks and swiftly got the ball forward.
Solid performance from the Frenchman who did not let any Atletico attacker take the ball past him while offering good support in attack.
The midfielder was making his fourth Liga appearance of the season and it was evident why Guardiola holds him in such high regard. His passing was outstanding and he made a number of superb runs.
Good game from the midfielder who once again filled in at the back. He kept everything simple and his distribution was excellent before he made way for Pique with 37 minutes to play.
Excellent movement and build-up play with his fellow attackers. He was wasteful on one occasion in front of goal but his overall game was impressive.
Wonderful performance from the experienced midfielder who controlled the tempo of the game from start to finish. His passing was a joy to behold, especially his chipped ball into the path of Villa for Barcelona's first of the night.
The former Arsenal man is becoming indispensable to the Catalan club. Another virtuoso performance in the centre of the field, showing great passing and awareness throughout the game.
The striker returned to the starting line-up and was at his lethal best. He took his goal brilliantly and was always looking to find his team-mates when in possession.
Another fantastic performance from the world's best player. He took all three of his goals beautifully and was a constant threat for the Catalans. Can anyone stop this man when he's in full flight?
The young Belgian goalkeeper could not be blamed for any of the Barcelona goals and actually acquitted himself fairly well tonight, making a number of smart saves.
The Brazilian had made a solid start to his Atletico career before tonight's game but was put in his place by a brilliant Barcelona. He struggled to get close enough to the opposition to put a tackle in. However, he was unlucky with the own-goal.
Very shaky performance from the experienced left-back, who was given the nod ahead of Filipe this evening. Messi ran rings round him all night long.
The Uruguayan was awful throughout. He looked like he had given up within the first half hour and could not get anwhere near Messi and co.
Was simply unable to compete with Barcelona's attack. He struggled with the pace and movement of the home side's attack and his positioning at times left a lot to be desired.
- 22 Diego
José Antonio Reyes
The former Sevilla man looked fairly bright in the opening five minutes but completely disappeared once the Catalan club started to dominate possession.
Not a great game from the man who rejoined the club in the summer from Zaragoza. He failed to get close to Xavi and co. as they created wave after wave of attacks.
Started the game brightly and nearly gave his side a surprise lead early on when his effort struck the crossbar. However, he had problems staying tight with Barca's midfield trio and was a bystander for the majority of the game.
Poor game from the central midfielder, who was completely outclassed by Barca's midfield before being replaced at the break.
Hard to judge the striker this evening considering he was given hardly any service. Saying that, when he did receive the ball he was not always able to hold it up efficiently.
- 13 Pinto
Late cameo from the Brazilian, who came on from Abidal. Despite only being on the field for 10 minutes, he was full of enery down the left wing.
- 5 Puyol
- 24 Fontàs
- 21 Adriano Correia
The defender came on for the final 37 minutes and was given very little to do. Did earn a yellow card for a poor challenge.
Replaced Fabregas late on and showed some nice passes and a decent touch.
- 25 Sergio Asenjo
- 6 Filipe Luis
- 20 Juanfran
- 18 Álvaro Domínguez
Brought on at half-time but had no influence on the game whatsoever. Really struggled to get a touch of the ball.
Entered the contest at the break and despite making a bright start, fizzled out as Barcelona continued to dominate.
Had a late chance but he did not have enough pace to beat Valdes to the ball in a brief cameo.