Saw very little action between the posts in the first half as he served as more of an outfielder than a goalkeeper. Was forced to make one one-on-one save at the death and did brilliantly.
Made two excellent stops to deny Ronaldo: it was his efforts that kept the prolific forward off the score sheet. The Bayern man was booked for a professional foul and was not always in position, but he did what was necessary.
Had a successful night in defending against Nani, and when needed, even helped out against Ronaldo at times. A captain's performance.
Given a starting berth despite his recent nightmare against Switzerland, and repaid Low's trust with a vastly improved performance. Made several vital interventions and never let Postiga get a sniff at goal.
The only German center back assured of his starting berth heading into tonight's game, but didn't always play like it. Let Coentrao run past him early and was booked after letting Nani do the same.
Performed well within his sphere of influence. Did what he could and tried no more. And when the time came, he set up Gomez's winner. Many aspiring footballers could learn a valuable lesson from him.
Commanded the midfield brilliantly alongside Khedira. Rarely let a pass go astray, and strong in the challenge he was the primary reason for Germany's midfield dominance.
Sprayed the ball around the attacking third with a touch of class and ought to have had an assist by halftime. However, his limitations were exposed as Germany could have used more of a scorer from his position.
Arsenal's new star signing frequently found himself inside the penalty box, but his finishing left much to be desired. Had plenty of free space on the half hour mark, but sent his shot well over the bar.
Not at his sharpest - he lacked the lethal instinct that made him such a hit at the 2010 World Cup. Misplaced many passes and over hit several crosses.
Started the game brightly as he score a fine - albeit disallowed - goal, and had a good header saved. Only looked an intermittent threat, but never stopped working and was rewarded as he scored the winner.
Like Neuer, had ultimately little work to do between the post. Beaten once, but cannot be faulted. He left Gomez with a small area to target, and the striker succeeded.
Perhaps not accustomed to a winger cutting inside him, the right back left Podolski with space on too many occasions, and was fortunate not to have been embarrassed.
Strong, aggressive, unyielding: the Brazil native's best qualities suited tonight's game very well and he lived up to his billing as a quality defender. All that, and he was extremely unlucky not to score as his header bounced off underside of the crossbar. Loses credit, however, for letting Gomez peel away for his goal.
The left back first made himself known to the world with his fine performances in a Portugal shirt, and tonight's match was just another example. A dynamic presence at both ends of the pitch, he did enough in defense and often got forward. His enthusiasm in the tackle could cost him later in the tournament, however, as he earned an unnecessary booking.
Made a key interception before halftime and was generally effective, but nearly cost his side a second goal as Gomez slipped behind him. Had a chance to equalize at the death, but his header missed over the bar.
Fresh off his Champions League final victory with Chelsea, he was one of Portugal's few bright spots in midfield. Showed his talents in possession when the game stretched, and defended well.
As Portugal's main "destroyer," the Genoa man found his niche in stopping Germany through the middle and used his tactical know-how to great effect.
There were questions over his fitness heading into tonight's game, and by full time it was clear that the Manchester United winger was not at 100 percent. Had no telling moments in attack, and was far, far from effective in his dribbling. Hit the woodwork late with a cross, but had he scored it would have been the kindest bit of luck he'll ever receive
Failed to figure out a way to influence the game. His play with the ball was limited, and Portugal could have used more creativity from his position.
It speaks poorly for a striker when his best moment of a match is in defense, but for the Zaragoza man, his poor tackle on Neuer is the incident that most stuck out. Had absolutely no joy in the center of attack.
Often invited to run to the end line rather than to the middle, the Real Madrid man struggled as he was forced to feed his team-mates rather than go for goal himself. Played one or two good crosses, but too often was loose in his pass.