Player ratings for Barcelona

Last updated : 12 December 2002 By Martyn Elliott

Shay Given 5/10

Definitely at fault for the third goal and arguably for the second, this was not a vintage Shay performance.

Andy Griffin 6/10

Has probably never played against a tougher opponent than Marc Overmars and it showed. But Andy battled hard all evening and in the end the Dutchman could only claim a hand in one of the goals.

Olivier Bernard 8/10

It’s fair to say that I’m not Bernard’s biggest fan, but he gave a solid performance defensively and used the ball well. More of this form and I might have to change my mind.

Andy O’Brien 6/10

It was another tough night for O’Brien, but he gave everything and gave the Barcelona forwards plenty of trouble.

Aaron Hughes 7/10

Was able to show glimpses of his best by playing in his best position and gave a solid defensive performance.

Nobby Solano 7/10

Great going forward and set the goal up, but didn’t give Griffin enough help against the dangerous Overmars.

Laurent Robert 4/10

By Robert’s high standards this was a horror show and he was lucky not to be substituted.

Gary Speed 8/10

Another commanding midfield performance particularly in the second period, when held things together defensively.

Kieron Dyer 6/10

Ruined a tidy performance by his mistake in not clearing Motta’s header off the line for the third goal.

Lomana Lua Lua 5/10

Never got to grips with the game and unlike his strike partner looked completely out of depth.

Shola Ameobi 9/10

By far Shola’s best performance of his career, scored a great goal and gave Frank de Boer a rough ride all night. Man of the match by a mile.

Michael Chopra

Not fair to rate somebody on seven minutes, but it was great to see him out there.