The Uruguayan keeper could have taken a seat in the Monumental crowd such was the lack of a goalscoring threat from Paraguay in the first half. However, after the break he was forced into one important and outstanding fingertip save to deny Valdez.
The home-based defender has been attracting admiring glances after his performances in the 2011 Copa America, and it's easy to see why. Complemented Lugano's rugged approach with cerebral defending.
A pillar of strength at the heart of the Uruguay defence. The captain repelled anything that came near his goal and even went close to scoring with a second minute header.
A confident and assured showing at left-back, albeit in the face of a player who wasn't quite in top form in Vera.
Never stopped running the entire match, popping up on the right wing one minute, then back in defence mopping up the next. His energy helped drive his team for the entire match.
Played in a more orthodox wide midfield position after featuring as a left wing-back in the semi-final. Was sound in everything he did, but was a little subdued.
Like fellow wide-man Alvaro Pereira, the Lazio man was a little quiet out on the Uruguay right, but he never stopped working and played his part in his side lifting the trophy.
Absolutely dominated Ortigoza, making the Paraguay playmaker look foolish on several occasions. Particularly true when he dispossessed him 30 yards from goal before passing to Forlan to lash home.
Well and truly put his goalscoring drought to bed, by netting a cup final double. Thrashed home a fantastic left-footed shot to score his side's second goal and wrapped up the win with a cute finish in the final minute.
The Liverpool man has been the star of his side's Copa America win, and he matched earlier displays with another fine outing in the final. Opened the scoring with a deflected strike and set up Forlan for the third with a clever first-time header. But offered his side so much more with his movement, skill and constant running.
Had absolutely no chance of stopping any of Uruguay's goals. But did demonstrate excellent anticipation to thwart Forlan, and cat-like reactions to deny Lugano after just two minutes and Eguren in the closing stages.
Put over one dangerous cross from which Riveros almost converted in the 62nd minute. Was sound defensively as he limited Alvaro Pereira's attacking impact, ensuring there were little problems posed down his side.
The left-back didn't offer much in an attacking sense besides a woeful shot which flew high over the crossbar. Was reasonably competent in defence but went missing on a few occasions in which Suarez found himself in space on the right.
Turned inside out by Suarez for the opening goal and was even unfortunate enough to deflect the resultant shot beyond his goalkeeper. Suarez later nutmegged him and crashed a shot into the side netting, leaving the Pumas defender terrified to close him down.
Struggled to compete with Arevalo and Perez in the midfield engine room and was withdrawn in the 65th minute as Paraguay looked to find a way back into the game.
Played on the right-hand side of midfield, from where he made little impact despite being fouled by Caceres, for which the Uruguay defender received a booking.
Throughout his career, and this tournament in particular, the midfielder of questionable physique has usually quietened critics with his performances. However, he looked slow and sloppy in the first half, which Arevalo took advantage of to create the second goal. Improved in the second half, but by then the damage was done.
Should have converted Piris' 62nd minute cross, but besides that moment he rarely threatened much down the Paraguay left.
Worked the channels well and went so close to dragging his side back into the game when he unleashed a stinging volley which was net-bound until Muslera threw up a hand to fingertip the ball onto the crossbar. Forced another decent save in the 83rd minute after working space for a shot with tidy play.
The Paraguay No. 7 played just off Valdez in an attacking role, but like too many of his team-mates, he offered little threat to Uruguay.
- 12 J. Castillo
- 23 M. Silva
Replaced Caceres in the 89th minute to waste a little time and give him a run out.
- 19 A. Scotti
Made an impression in his time on the field, bursting from midfield to meet Cavani's square ball and forcing a strong save from Villar.
- 7 C. Rodríguez
- 14 N. Lodeiro
- 5 W. Gargano
- 13 S. Abreu
- 18 A. Hernández
Battled, hustled and harried the Paraguay backline, setting up a good opportunity for Eguren before starting the move which resulted in the third goal with a fine cross field pass to Suarez.
- 22 R. Fernández
- 6 M. Cáceres
- 5 A. Alcáraz
The left midfielder put in one or two dangerous crosses after replacing Caceres.
- 8 É. Barreto
- 10 O. Martínez
Injected pace and life into his side's attacking play after replacing Vera in the 65th minute.
Lasted just seven minutes after coming on in the 77th minute. Departed with, what appeared to be, a hamstring tear in the 84th minute.