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