Stretched out strong hands to deny Messi on two occasions, and his positioning between the posts was excellent to make some potentially difficult shots look easy.
Did a good job defending against Pedro, though he picked up a yellow card for his troubles.
Did not put a foot wrong at the back, doing what he had to do to shut out the opposition.
Put in an admirable defensive shift on the left, but was substituted after he was in danger of picking up a second yellow card.
Worked hard in the middle, but began to tire in the second half and get sloppy. Subbed with around half an hour left.
Always got the the ball ahead of Neymar and had the Brazilian in his pocket for a lot of the game.
Won everything in the air and almost everything on the ground. Rode his luck when he had to.
The veteran skipper led his side by example, defending passionately and proving efficient on the ball. The only mistake was a handball and a yellow card that gave away a dangerous free kick.
Reacted quickest to poke home the only goal of the game, a priceless strike that gave his side all three points.
His play when in possession and his quick thinking fooled the likes of Mascherano more than once. The main creative heartbeat for his side.
Worked hard to close the opposition from the front, and was always quick to provide an outlet by running in behind.
Hard to fault him for the goal and he did not have a lot to deal with outside of that.
Caught out of position in defence more than once, as his willingness to get forward did not see him create much for his side.
Decent defensively, but could not add much to the attack.
Made a lot of vital clearances and interceptions, but was partly to blame for the opener as he did not clear his lines with any conviction.
Some late defensive plays were timely, but he still struggled to cope with Guerra and his thinking.
Struggled to keep up with the opposition during their strong spell in the first half, but looked more like his usual self after the break.
Found out to be a step too slow when the opposition broke. Did not protect the defence well.
Decent on the ball, but there was no incisive passing or movement for him on the night. Subbed off after an ineffective game.
Moved well off the ball but he never saw it, as he was isolated and frustrated for most of the contest.
At the end of Barca's best chances of the game, but was denied each time by Marino. Struggled to find space for long periods.
Won a few free kicks for his side, but like the rest of the team, he failed to click into a higher gear.