Had two shots to deal with all night and only one of those was on target. Caught up on some reading tonight.
Kanoute caused him a couple of difficulties in the air but otherwise a very easy night.
Harshly booked but as captain he shouldn't be involved in such stupidities as pushing scraps. A rock at the back when called upon.
Perotti caused the Frenchman problems once or twice but a confident display tonight.
Kept to his defensive duties in the first-half against Diego Capel. The man advantage in the second period allowed him to go forward and he was a real threat. Right place at the right time to score.
Showed quick feet for the cross which led to the opening goal and again to get Konko sent-off before half-time. Drifted out of the game as the ball remained down the opposite flank.
Defensive duties were no longer needed in the second-half and the holding midfielder simply kept things moving for the Blaugrana. Effective performance and setup the final goal.
Didn't hit full tempo until the second half but his passing was key to the continuous build up of pressure which Barcelona applied.
Did the hard work in the first-half and was rested mid-way through the second. Almost got on the scoresheet within forty seconds of the game starting.
Another wonderful display of skill, craft and finishing. Two goals, an assist and his velcro boots barely let go of the ball all night long.
Finally got in on the scoring act with two excellent finishes. The first certainly the pick and Villa is beginning to really enjoy and prosper from playing alongside Messi.
Couldn't really be blamed for all the goals conceded, except for one. A frustrating night for the goalkeeper.
Tried to roam forward and support Capel but in the end it was the other way round. Dani Alves gave him a night to forget in the second period, the left-back failing to even get close.
At times the centre-back was left with nobody to mark and he was allowed to roam; this in the end left the gaps which Barcelona penetrated. Booked.
Sloppy passing and poor decisions in the first half cancelled out the magnificent interceptions early in the game. Concentration and covering improved in the second-half.
Found things tough going against Pedro when the wideman had the ball on the deck and this finally led to his sending off in the first-half.
Did little to stop the wave after wave of Barcelona attacks exposing his defence.
Completely switched off to allow Messi to skip round him and feed Villa for the second goal. Then assisted Dani Alves for the third goal of the evening with a terrible header back to his keeper.
Looked a danger down the left for Abidal but was replaced at half-time after going down to ten men.
Booked for complaining and did little with the rare service he was given.
Replaced at half-time to add a defender but came close early in the game flashing a shot wide of the post.
Looked to run at Barcelona at every opportunity. Tested Valdes with a well controlled volley. Unfairly booked after shoving from Pique and Puyol.
- 13 Pinto
- 19 Maxwell
Slack passing was made up for by his determination to run after Negredo to correct his own mistake.
Got forward and supported the midfield. Tested the keeper with one power drive.
- 30 Thiago Alcântara
- 15 S. Kéita
Looked quick and fresh after coming on, making a couple of excellent runs.
Kept Pedro quiet down the left after coming on to fill the void left by the sending off of Konko. A big improvement.
- 14 J. Escudé
- 8 D. Zokora
- 19 L. Cigarini
- 30 José Carlos
Made one useful run and shot but remained a spectator as much as when he was still on the bench. Sevilla just didn't have the ball to give Negredo his chance.