Never really looked comfortable throughout the match, but was unfortunate to be beaten by a deflected shot and an own goal.
Had performed reasonably well in defence before accidentally slicing a Juan Mata cross into his own net and effectively giving Spain victory.
Gave his all in the effort to stop the lively Villa and Llorente, but managed to deflect Xavi's long range shot over his goalkeeper to open the scoring.
Like his central partner, tried mainly in vain to thwart the serious threat of Spain's attackers, and in the end the opposition proved to have too much class.
The Valencia striker defended well, and launched in unquestionably the finest goal of his career, fizzing a 30 yard shot into the corner of the net.
Chased Spain whenever they had the ball and looked to close them down quickly, but was often outdone by the superior pace the opposition played at.
Lost the physical battle in the centre with the powerful Javi Martinez, and offered little protection defensively to his back four when Spain attacked.
Often had time and space to inflict damage upon Spain but was slow in choosing his next option, and his hesitancy allowed too many chances to slip away.
A tricky attacker who looked to run at the Spain back four whenever possible, and although he had limited success in inflicting damage, was always willing to take on the illustrious visitors.
Extremely dangerous on the break, hovering behind the Spain midfield, and worked to good effect in this area, particularly in the first half as his runs caused the away side problems.
The former Arsenal striker looked to give Pique and Albiol a difficult evening with his physical presence, but failed to truly get involved in the contest.
Left completely helpless by Stankevicius’ thunderbolt, but despite the dreadful surface, always looked to be a safe pair of hands, and never looked in danger of being caught out.
In general did well against the fearless attacks from Lithuania, who moved forward with pace, but the Barcelona defender did well on a night that called for uncompromising defending.
Didn’t enjoy being placed on the back foot as Lithuania broke with pace, and his hurried clearance launched the ball into the air, which allowed Stankevicius to fire home the equaliser.
The Bilbao full-back looked slightly out of his depth at times, and struggled to keep tabs on Lithuania counter-attacking when he had been left exposed.
Couldn't get forward as much as possible as he was wary of being hit on the counter attack, and added a slice of experience to what was a new-look back four.
Won his 101st cap in style as he drove his team to victory. His early deflected shot gave his team the lead, then provided a through ball for Mata to put Spain back in front, before creating the move the helped seal the win in the closing stages.
His long-range shooting regularly tested the Lithuanian goal, with one free kick in particular in the second half almost resulting in a stunning goal. Once Spain took the lead again, he ensured the match was wound down to victory.
Had an excellent first half, using his vision to pick out passes for Llorente and Villa, but tired slightly in the second half, and was replaced by Mata.
Commanded the early exchanges in the centre, utilising his typical tough-tackling style to win possession for his team, and although he perhaps allowed Lithuania too much space on the ball in the centre, can be pleased with his role.
Looked lively, particularly in the opening spells as he took the confidence from his weekend double against the Czech Republic, and had a hand in Xavi’s opener. Was taken off early in the second half, to be replaced by Silva.
A menace both in the air and on the ground, and although he missed a good first half chance, his presence led to Kijanskas converting past his own goalkeeper.
- Víctor Valdés
Came on in the 90th minute.
Arrived in the second half as Spain looked to regain the lead, and his lovely through pass helped set up Mata for the clinching third.
The Valencia winger made a real impact, arriving into the match at 1-1 and forcing Kijanskas into an own goal, before slotting home himself to seal the win.
- Fernando Torres