Made a couple of comfortable saves but the Czechs rarely bothered him with serious efforts. Maybe too slow off the line for the goal but made up for it with good save later on.
Lost a couple of headers as the opposition threatened early in the game but kept his composure from then on.
Failed to read the game well enough to prevent the Czech goal but won most of his duels.
Pilar went past him twice in the first half yet, as the game went on, he kept his marker under the radar and was more willing to join in attacks.
Rarely moved forward but this was understandable as Arshavin's tracking back was non-existent. Strong in every challenge.
Rarely looked bothered by the importance of the game as he troubled the Czech defence repeatedly.
Very comfortable in the middle, operating in uncovered space, and made several key passes.
The Zenit midfielder worked hard and capped his end to end performance with a great chip over Cech for the second goal.
Gave a calm performance to shield the defence but he was largely anonymous in the attack.
Tipped to be the star of the tournament, he rose to the expectations. A great finish for the first goal but the second was even better.
His fluent movement and constant searching for space was too much for the Czech centre-backs. However, his finishing in the second half was dreadful and he was rightly subbed.
He could do nothing about the goals, just to look and stare at the mistakes his teammates are making over and over again.
T. Gebre Selassie
The best defender on the night for Bilek's team, he was willing to go forward, but twice failed to stop Arshavin.
Even though he was the more calmer center-back for Czechs, he lost his feet couple of times as Russia passed dynamically around their defence. Pavlyuchenko toyed with him for the fourth goal.
Gave too much space to Kerzhakov and his general performance was very nervous, especially seen on his clearances and poor marking.
Dzagoev did with him whatever he wanted as also Kerzhakov's movement made his positioning look clueless.
Fantastic assist for Pilar's goal but his first half was rather uninspiring and he was at fault for the first goal.
Chaotic with his dribbling, he only suceeded in a few throughout the game but took his chance for the goal well and rose in the confidence in the second half.
Hold to the ball for too long and, despite his huge work rate, was easily dispossessed at times. In the second half, he was given more space to operate as Czechs gained the momentum.
He looked for space and passes for the whole game but he had to move back to be given the ball to his feet.
Impressive start from Anorthosis' winger, though after several glimpses of his class, he faded away and was subbed at half time.
He clearly was harmed by the injury that almost ruled him out of the match as Galatasaray's frontman never looked dangerous and lost his battles with Russian defenders.