MANCHESTER CITY

Joe Hart 6 Nowhere near Messi's penalty and watched on as Alves's effort went through his legs but difficult to blame him for either concession

Pablo Zabaleta 6 He was never going to be allowed much time to get forward but worked his socks off to keep Iniesta on a tight leash

Vincent Kompany 8 Rode out the early storm but was always going to endure a long night – especially when Demichelis was sent to the changing room

Martín Demichelis 5 Deserved a red card for taking down Messi and conceding the game-changing penalty. But he had looked solid until then

Gaël Clichy 7 Much like Zabaleta he was rarely allowed a chance to gallop forward but did well to handle Sánchez, who was taken off

Jesús Navas 6 Quiet start but found Negredo with a good cross nearing half-time. Fewer touches than any other player who started the game

Fernandinho 6 All but one of his passes were successful but this was always going to be a night where his work off the ball mattered most

Yaya Touré 7 Inevitably forced to defend more than usual but did little wrong and denied Iniesta with a strong challenge at 0-0

Aleksander Kolarov 6 Tirelessly chased the ball to put Barça under pressure but sacrificed after Demichelis was sent off. Booked for a challenge on Busquets

David Silva 7 There was a lot of pressure on him to manufacture chances. Had a stunning effort denied by Valdés with 15 minutes to play

Álvaro Negredo 6 Worked hard but directed a pair of good headed chances wide in the opening half. Yellow carded for sliding in late on Piqué

BARCELONA

Víctor Valdés 6 Excellent save to deny Silva with 15 minutes remaining but he enjoyed a relatively stress-free evening, to City's frustration

Dani Alves 8 Unlucky with a shot that drifted across goal and wide on 67 minutes but made no mistake by nutmegging Hart for Barça's second

Javier Mascherano 7 Did not let the physical presence of Negredo bother him and sturdy from start to finish. Won more tackles than anyone

Gerard Piqué 7 Tidy and effective. He made 12 clearances throughout and was not afraid to play the ball out along the deck either

Jordi Alba 6 Not quite as effective going forward as Alves on the opposite flank but still got up and down more than City's wing-backs

Xavi Hernández 7 Typically prominent and neat. Had a larger share of the ball than any other player and consistently found those in front of him

Sergio Busquests 6 Failed to have as much impact as either Xavi or Fábregas but still enjoyed more of the ball than any of City's central players

Cesc Fábregas 7 Enjoyed plenty of possession and the City midfield often found themselves chasing his shadow either side of half-time

Alexis Sánchez 6 He was the quietest of Barça's front three. Did not get a shot off before being subbed for Neymar entering the final 15 minutes

Lionel Messi 8 Not allowed much space by the City defence early on but scored from the penalty spot and was outstanding as the game progressed

Andrés Iniesta 8 Threatened throughout and was constantly involved in Barça's best attacking moves. Happy to drop deep to pick up possession