Had very little to do in this game, and had only two difficult moments - in the third minute, when he intervened well and right before the final whistle, when he literally saved the draw for his team with a fine save.
Superb defensively, and always at the right place, at the right time. His passing was decent as well, which was pleasant surprise.
The centre-half looked lost for most of the game. Inadequate defending allowed Deportivo their best chance in the first period, and he was not much better after the break as he let Xisco race past him to nearly score the winner.
An unconvincing performance at centre-back. Unwilling to close down opponents as often as he should, and poorly positioned most of the time.
Very good game from the Frenchman, who did well on both sides of the pitch. Linked up well with Keita and Afellay upfront.
Excellent distribution from the midfielder, who pulled the strings for the Catalans in the centre of the pitch. Retained possession very well, and made a few timely tackles.
The ex-PSV man played on the left wing, and had a somewhat disappointing match. Drifted in and out of the game, and aside from a couple of good shots, offered very little in the final third.
J. dos Santos
Caught out of position on a few occasions, but did very well in attack. Linked-up well with Jeffren on the flank and showed some neat touches.
Good performance from the ex-Sevilla man, who did very well to bulldoze Deportivo's tame midfield duo. Distribute the ball well.
Had one very good run in the 33rd minute, which almost let to the opener in a very impressive first half. Showed nice dribbling and a lot of pace.
Put in a lot of effort, running in open spaces, and trying to draw defenders. Did not have many shots on goal, but impressed with his overall play.
Pulled off some very good saves to deny Barcelona in the first half, and superbly blocked a Daniel Alves free kick after the break. Commanding presence at set-pieces.
The centre-half had a decent game, and aside from a few minor mistakes, did not really do anything disastrous. Should have closed down his opponents more often, and struggled for pace at times.
The imposing defender had a very good game and impressed with his tackling and positioning. Made a few vital interceptions to keep Barcelona at bay.
Did very well defensively, tackling hard and marking well. Had a fine shot at goal, and distributed the ball decently.
Did very well in defensive sense in the second half, despite facing Jeffren and Dos Santos on the flank.
Had his fair share of troubles with Jeffren and Dos Santos as his lack of pace was exposed on numerous occasions in the first half. His team defended very deep in the second period, and his performance improved dramatically.
The veteran showed occasional glimpses of his class with some great passes, but really struggled with his shooting. Replaced in the second period.
Spent most of the time in defence, trying to close down Barcelona's dynamic attackers. Ran a lot, and tackled hard.
He was forced to defend deeply, and could not make an impact upfront, despite some good passes. Showed good work-rate.
The striker had one good chance early in the game, and he failed to put it away. Isolated for obvious reasons, and was substituted after the break.
Tried to make things work upfront, but was starved of service. His intelligent runs gave Barcelona's makeshift defence plenty to think about.
- 13 Manu
- 33 Seoane
- 12 Saúl
- 22 Juan Rodríguez
The Mexican star was introduced in the second half, and created Deportivo's best chance of the game right before the final whistle with a delightful pass. Impressed with his dribbling, flicks and confidence. He will be the first to leave the team, if Depor are relegated.
The ex-Newcastle man missed the best chance of the game in injury time as his hesitancy to shoot cost his team.
Failed to put away the rebound after Xisco had his finish blocked at the death, and will be disappointed with the miss.