Came charging out of his area to intercept a dangerous long ball from Xavi early on. Could do nothing about the goals but came off his line well to deny Silva after Busquets' through-ball and made a stunning save to thwart Javi Martinez late on.
Saw a good shot blocked late on after he had linked up with Rosicky, but missed a good chance to shoot earlier on when he failed to control the ball just outside the Spain area. Better in attack than defensively as the Czechs struggled at the back.
Great cross to set up Baros for the Czechs' best chance of first half, but the striker couldn't convert. Got in a cross after 50 minutes but Casillas claimed comfortably. Another decent cross couldn't find Pekhart later on. A decent showing.
Penalised for a foul on Silva just outside box in the first half and caught out of position for both of Spain's goals. Improved after a poor start to the game, but it was already too late by then and Spain could have added to their tally, in any case.
T. Gebre Selassie
Coped fairly well with the threat of a subdued Fernando Torres, but struggled to cope with David Villa after the Barca forward was introduced on the hour. Constantly pegged back, along with his team-mates, as Spain dominated.
Poor positioning as Spain went ahead and was given a torrid time by David Silva in particular. Did well to block one Silva shot midway through the first half and saw a decent effort of his own blocked at the other end in the second period.
The Czechs' best player by a mile. Ran at the Spanish defence and showed touches of class in the final third. Drilled a low shot wide when he should have hit target, but linked up well with Baros and Pudil. Lively but largely unsupported.
Disappointing. Found by Rosicky in some good positions, but kept turning inside or back and failed to take advantage of the openings he was afforded.
Struggled to have any real influence on the game. Overrun in central midfield by Xavi, Silva and Xabi Alonso and replaced in the second half when he ran out of steam.
Alert to cut out a low cross from Arbeloa early on, but failed to track Xabi Alonso as the Real Madrid midfielder put Spain two ahead. Sent off for a sickening challenge on the Basque player late on and could have caused serious harm.
Failed to get on the end of Pudil's cross after 40 minutes when unmarked in the area, but was a willing runner and linked up well with Rosicky. Scuffed an effort at far post in second half and was jeered off by home fans after 62 minutes.
A virtual spectator. Easily claimed a cross from Pudil early in the second half, but had very little else to do in the whole 90 minutes as he moved to within one cap of Andoni Zubizarreta's 126 appearances for Spain.
Totally missed the ball when he was all alone at the far post in the Czech area in the opening minutes, but looked comfortable as he tidied up in defence and brought the ball out from the back with aplomb.
Normally more of a steady full-back, he played this match as a virtual winger as Spain pegged back their hosts. Tidy and always available. One poor cross early on but solid as usual and untroubled defensively.
Some nervy moments in the first half but he looked comfortable on the whole alongside Gerard Pique and then as a right-back in the second period. Was occasionally troubled by the pace of Pudil on the flank. Solid in possession.
Wasted a good opportunity to get in a good cross just after Mata's strike, but was alert to cut out the ball with Milan Baros lurking after 20 minutes. Decent if unspectacular and replaced at the interval.
Fine running and quality passing in midfield, capped by a well-taken goal - his 12th for Spain. Spread the ball around brilliantly until he limped off late following a criminal challenge from Hubschmann. Doesn't look badly injured, luckily.
His trickery almost set up Torres shortly after Spain went ahead after he had been alert to win the ball back. Full of running and excellent link-up play with Torres and Mata. Set up Xabi Alonso for Spain's second goal. Deserves a regular place.
Tidy distribution in the centre of the park, with some quick and incisive short passes. His positional sense also allowed him to intercept when necessary, while he brilliantly set up David Silva late on. One poor misplaced pass almost let in hosts.
Wonderful threaded pass to set up Mata for the first goal. The Barca man was always looking to hurt the Czechs, controlling the midfield with his incisive distribution and spreading the play with his wonderful range of passing.
Squandered a great shooting chance early in second half. Then got on the end of Mata's cross but was closely marked and unable to get power on his header, which was saved by Cech. Replaced by Villa on the hour. Willing but unimpressive.
Scored his fifth goal for Spain after five minutes with a cool finish as he latched onto Xavi's low pass. Linked up well with former club colleague David Silva and new team-mate Torres. Another great option for Del Bosque.
- J. Drobný
- J. Rajnoch
- Z. Pospěch
Came on a substitute late on but failed to have any real influence on the game.
- M. Petržela
- D. Lafata
Put himself about up front but was given little service from his team-mates. Lively and muscular presence up front; perhaps unlucky not to have started the game on this evidence.
- Pepe Reina
Came on for Ramos at the break. Did well to dispossess Pekhart on the flank, cleared up at the back as the last man and looked fitter than he has done for some time. Spain look more assured when he is on the pitch.
- Thiago Alcântara
Shot high and wide with an angled drive after 73 minutes. Got the ball stuck under his feet a few minutes later and saw Cech push his low shot just wide. Then lashed a fierce drive against the crossbar moments later. An impressive cameo.
Replaced Torres after an hour. Cut inside and blasted a shot well over the bar not long after that and later lobbed a neat effort onto the roof of the net.