After the controversy that surrounded his selection as a starter, the Real Madrid keeper didn't even have to make a save as Uruguay never threatened him.
Was his usual lively self and was a headache for the Uruguayan defenders. He lacked some sharpness on the final third, however.
Very solid. Was never afraid of going physical against a big striker like Cavani and always came out on top.
Almost blameless. Was always sharp to deny space to the dangerous Uruguay attackers and seemed very comfortable with the ball at his feet.
Surprisingly good performance after being really disappointing at Real Madrid this term. Wasn't shy to foray into offensive lands and never seemed threatened.
Today he made clear that he's still the midfield maestro that everybody loves. Delivered the corner for Pedro's goal. Replaced in the 76th minute by Javi Martinez.
Barcelona fans will surely wonder why he couldn't put up a display like this when wearing the Barcelona shirt this season. The man of the match, no doubt. Was substituted by Cazorla at the 64th minute and received a standing ovation by the crowd.
Was very lively in the first half and scored the first goal with a long-range shot that was deflected. Lost a step in the second half but was still dangerous.
Was unbelievably good, pulling the strings in midfield and making some PlayStation dribbles. Lacked only a goal or an assist to cap a fantastic performance.
For the first time he played an official match as a lone anchorman, due to Xabi Alonso's withdrawal and he didn't miss a beat.
Showed that Del Bosque was right to choose him as the starting number nine. Scored with a clinical finish and was always dangerous.
Had nothing to do on the goals but didn't seem confortable during the whole match.
Marginally better than Lugano but still struggled with the Spanish movement. Managed a couple of last-gasp recoveries to prevent a rout.
It was clear that the Málaga man is not a top-class defender anymore. Always seemed a step behind and was constantly over-matched by Soldado
The worst of the Uruguayan back four. Had the task of containing Cesc's forays on the wing and Alba's forward runs. Failed miserably. Played Soldado onside for the second goal.
Tried to frustrate Pedro with his pace but ended up backheeling more than we would have liked. Couldn't contribute on the other half either.
He was supposed to be the link between the midfielders and the attackers but couldn't get a sniff of the ball.
Will have nightmares with Andrés Iniesta and Xavi as he only managed to see their numbers during the match. Was substituted by Lodeiro at the 75th minute.
Very disappointing debut on an International competition. He was substituted at halftime, and rightly so, as he was completely lost on the pitch.
Run tirelessly... but aimlessly. He was supposed to be the strong player for Uruguay in midfield but was nowhere to be seen.
Tried to overmatch Piqué and Ramos with his physical game but the Spanish pair was just too strong for him. Never stopped trying though.
Was mostly invisible and the few times he touched the ball, he misplaced his passes. Redeemed himself late on with a brilliant free kick.