Luke Shaw’s own goal 12 minutes into the encounter proved decisive to hand Ernesto Valverde’s men an advantage going into the second leg.
Although the 38-year-old who made seven appearances in the top European competition admitted the not-too-impressive performance from the Spanish giants, he has hailed the ‘professionalism’ and ‘mental’ strength of the side.
“They didn’t play their best game tonight but we saw a Barcelona side that was very professional”, Yobo said on SuperSports.
“They came here needing a result from it, and they just stuck their heads into it and got that win. It’s a good one for them to take back home.
“They looked a bit tired in the second period but credit to them, they remained mentally outstanding.”
The return leg will take place at Camp Nou on Tuesday, April 16.