Jules Koundé (7/10)
Enjoyed a lot of time in the final third and even came close to doubling Barcelona’s lead just before the break. But his effort was brilliantly blocked by Omar Mascarell. Following Pablo Torre’s introduction, the right-back shifted to the centre of the defence.
Ronald Araújo (8/10)
Usually, in the headlines for his resilient defending, the Uruguayan produced an impressive performance going forward. Apart from a well-measured assist for the opener, Araújo helped the visitors progress the play from deep. Even his uncharacteristic dribbling caught a few eyeballs.
Marcos Alonso (7/10)
In the absence of Andreas Christensen, who suffered an injury during the international break with Denmark, the former Chelsea left-back was once again called by Xavi to guard his goal from the middle. Like a seasoned centre-back, Alonso made six clearances and didn’t lose his usual touch in possession either, playing several long balls to find his teammates up front.
Jordi Alba (6/10)
It was his quality free-kick that was met by Araujo before Lewandowski’s go-ahead goal. Minutes later, the veteran came close to creating another goal with a brilliant cross into the former Bayern Munich man’s path. But Elche somehow managed to block the striker’s right-footed shot.