BARCELONA RATINGS: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – 7. A few routine stops but he was otherwise untroubled and he would have been good value for his clean sheet if not for Alex Fernandez’s late penalty which he could do little about. AFP
Sergino Dest – 7. Responded superbly to his midweek woes with a lively, competent display. He was determined to venture forward and support the hosts’ attack at every opportunity and frequently caused problems in and around the Cadiz box. Getty
Gerard Pique – 5. So often Mr Reliable in the famous red and blue, but Pique looks like a man who, despite his undeniable quality, is finally starting to run out of steam. With that said, he marshalled the Cadiz forwards well for the most part only to be let down by Clement Lenglet’s blunder. Reuters
Clement Lenglet - 3. From Puyol to Pique, the successful Barcelona teams of recent years have had a defensive rock at their core. A good defender, sure, but you don’t quite get the same level of assurance from Lenglet, who threw away two points when he naively felled Ruben Sobrino late on. Reuters
Jordi Alba - 7. Probably his side’s best defender by some distance in recent times. His defensive skills were never really tested in this one, although his attacking efforts went unrewarded with Barca once again lacking cutting-edge in the final third. AFP
Sergio Busquets - 6. The experienced midfielder showed his class, pulling the strings in the middle and supplying the forwards with a string of calculated passes that looked to penetrate the opposing back four, but to no avail on this occasion. AP
Frenkie de Jong – 6. A reliable cog in a somewhat frustrating Barca team. His attacking qualities have been masked by his deployment in a more defensive role at Camp Nou, but he’s stuck to his task well and this was no exception. AFP
Pedri - 7. The exciting youngster is tipped to become one of Barcelona’s next big stars with the end of an era approaching at speed. He offered a rare glimmer of hope at times in his side’s thrashing by PSG and impressed again here when he was able to get on the ball, winning his side a penalty before having an effort of his own chalked off. AP
Ousmane Dembele - 6. His electric pace against caused problems and he did his best to ask questions of the visitors, but only shot on target out of six told the story of his afternoon. Getty
Lionel Messi - 7. Whatever happens at the end of it, it’s hard to deny that he’s dragged his side through the season so far and he was once again the man to break his opponent’s resistance. Just the 21 goals in 30 appearances now this campaign for the Barca talisman. AFP
Antoine Griezmann - 4. Probably his side’s best player against PSG early in the week, but he didn’t really get going against Cadiz and he showed a lack of conviction in crucial moments, first getting in the way of Frenkie de Jong’s effort before his tame strike was beaten away by Jeremias Ledesma. Reuters
SUBSTITUTES: Miralem Pjanic - 6. A steady performance in the middle as the hosts looked to put the game beyond doubt, but he was unable to craft any clear cut chances despite some neat control. Getty
Francisco Trincao - N/R. Replaced Pedri for the final quarter-hour but he didn’t really have too much time to make an impact. EPA
Riqui Puig - N/A. The young midfielder only featured for the best part of ten minutes but he was desperately close to putting his side two goals to the good with a superb strike.
Martin Braithwaite - 5. Another quiet outing from the bench from the Dane who is yet to really get going at Camp Nou.
Oscar Mingueza - N/A. Continued a breakthrough season with another brief appearance from the bench. Reuters