Ajax 2-1 Barcelona
Goals: Serero 19, Hoesen 41; Xavi (pen) 49
Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season in Amsterdam on Tuesday, going down 2-1 to Ajax in Champions League Group H. A second-half Xavi penalty wasn't enough to save the Catalans, who had already qualified for the knockout stages. Here we take a look at each of their players and their individual performances in Holland:
Jose Pinto: A busy half for the veteran keeper, and he could have done better in the build up to Ajax’s second goal.
Carles Puyol: The usually calm and collected Puyol has looked shaky against the pace and trickery in the home side’s attack.
Gerard Pique: Booked for a rash challenge in a dangerous area, Pique has struggled against the Dutchmen.
Javier Mascherano: Not an easy shift for the Argentinian, and he will need to get to grips with the likes of Serero after the break.
Martin Montoya: Another Barca player who never really got going in the first period. Very quiet from the youngster.
Xavi: Has shown the odd glimpse of quality and almost set up Neymar just before the half-time whistle.
Alex Song: Has found the going particularly tough against the Dutchmen and a marked improvement is needed.
Andres Iniesta: Much like Xavi, Iniesta has proved his worth but only in glimpses. Almost produced an opening for Fabregas.
Pedro: An alarmingly uneventful half from the Spanish international.
Cesc Fabregas: Came agonisingly close to opening the scoring for this side, but also picked up a booking, which means he’ll miss the next game.
Neymar: The Brazilian has looked dangerous, but only sporadically, and needs better service after the break.
Jose Pinto: A much quieter half for the Barca keeper, as Ajax retreated following Veltman's red card.
Carles Puyol: This was an evening to forget for Puyol, who was substituted on 68 minutes after a tough shift.
Gerard Pique: One of five Barcelona players to be booked, Pique helped to settle his defence down after the break.
Javier Mascherano: A much more composed performance from the Argentinian, but he still hard to work hard in the closing stages.
Martin Montoya: He failed to get going in the opening 45 minutes, and didn't fair much better after the break.
Xavi: Kept his cool to score the penalty that brought his side back into the game, but wasn't up to his usual standards.
Alex Song: Will be disappointed he didn't see more of the ball in the second-half, but was wasteful when he was in possession.
Andres Iniesta: Far from his best, Iniesta looked tired as the game wore on, but he wasn't alone
Pedro: An evening to forget, and his performance was summed up by a late dive inside the area that the referee completely ignored
Cesc Fabregas: Looked leggy as part of a three-man attack and endured a frustrating evening before being replaced.
Neymar: Barca's main threat after the break came from Neymar's ability down the left-hand side. Unlucky not to get on the score sheet