First half was baffling. For me it was worse than Madrid last year. The energy seemed low, the spirit seemed lacking, the fight didn't seem to be there at all. Second half was much better - well apart from that daft goal conceded ! If it showed one thing then it was that Ferna can't operate as a 'pivot'. I love the guy to bits but that role demands a technical excellence that few have. In our recent run then Yaya has been key and without him we just couldn't control the ball. In a perverse way it affirms how we have eveolved under Pep. Last year most folks would have hated Yaya being in a "defensive" two; now we miss him as a deep lying one. It had worked because he is so technically good and Pep has got the others into a teamwork mindset - where they are working much harder and more intelligently without the ball. It's always a sign of how important someone is when they aren't there as not just did we miss Yaya but the players around him, all top quality, didn't rise to the occasion and compensate. Second half Kev came a bit deeper and thank God managed to get his passing sorted. I love Pep's approach and care for the game. Reading the books about him then his key player had always been his pivot. I come away from Monaco wondering who on earth he has in mind for this.