A fitting way to depart if the rumours linking him with Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are true. Bravo was superb in possession throughout, displaying a playmakers passing range, but his penalty save from Vicente Iborra will grab the headlines.
Aleix Vidal 6
An effective attacking threat with his well-timed forward bursts in the first-half, Vidal’s first-time, on-the-run lay-off set up Messi for an early sighter. The converted full-back still lacks the innate positional intelligence required to excel at the top level, however, caught square on and narrow during a number of Sevilla counters.
Javier Mascherano 6
Solid and well positioned yet again. A calming presence alongside debutant Umtiti until he limped off with an apparent muscle injury late on.
Samuel Umtiti 7
Gave away the penalty after Joaquin Correa’s shot struck the youngster’s wayward arm late in the first-half. However, Umtiti grew into the game, displaying composure in possession and a willingness to take charge in testing situations. In short, everything Barca need at the back.
Lucas Digne 7 (substituted after 63 minutes)
Another impressive display after his solid debut in the first leg. Digne proved his attacking credentials throughout with a number of testing deliveries, assisting the third goal with an inviting, floating cross. He increasingly appears an astute addition.
Sergio Busquets 8 (substituted after 73 minutes)
Masterful from the metronomic midfielder. A constant outlet, Busquets dictated the play from deep, held off the Sevilla press with effortless ease and threaded a number of attack-starting passes between the lines. He also showcased his underrated defensive nous, winning possession back on numerous occasions.
Denis Suarez 6 (substituted after 73 minutes)
Neat and tidy rather than spectacular, Suarez is still settling in his new, demanding environment. One air shot from an inviting position in the first-half, the youngster’s excitement got the better of him at times but Suarez should play an important role in the first-team this season.
Andre Gomes 7
Not quite the driving, one-man hurricane that dominated midfields on occasion at Valencia, Gomes took a more reserved role against Sevilla, recycling possession intelligently. Displayed impressive link-play in the build up to the opener.
Lionel Messi 9 Man of the Match
Outstanding. Messi may be a different player these days but he is no less brilliant. His sublime header will don the backpages but Messi’s balance, composure and sublime passing range showcased his evolution into a peerless playmaker. Created the first goal among numerous other openings.
Barely got a chance to add his name to the scoresheet but Munir continues to look sharp in the season’s early stages. Constantly drifting in behind the defence, the 20-year-old linked play intelligently in the second half and constantly arrived in goalscoring positions only for the final pass to go astray or to another team-mate.
Arda Turan 8
His finest performance in a Barcelona shirt. The former Atletico schemer showed tantalising glimpses of his best, displaying new-found confidence to slot home the opener early on before ingeniously lobbing Sergio Rico, albeit via a slight deflection, after the interval. Should have sealed a hat-trick but chipped wastefully over, however.
Jordi Alba 6 (came on after 63 minutes)
No real impact but Alba’s return to the first-team will be welcomed by everyone at the Camp Nou. However, Digne’s performance means the flying full-back will have to work for his place.
Sergi Samper 6 (came on after 73 minutes)
Barca were keen to give the 21-year-old possession at every opportunity, easing him into the game. Samper responded with an assured display.
Ivan Rakitic 5 (came on after 73 minutes)
Introduced to see the game out.