The Portugal goalkeeper would have expected a busier evening. Had no chance with Van der Vaart's goal and his handling was solid to keep out speculative shots from distance. Did not look at all comfortable under crosses.
Strong performance from the central defender as he denied Huntelaar any space to get a clear sight on goal. Also a big threat when he attacked set-pieces.
Comfortable display from the Real Madrid man as he made good decisions and took up good defensive positions.
Powerful and commanding for most of the game as the Netherlands attack created very few opportunities despite having the greater share of possession.
Played a wonderful pass to split the Netherlands defence for Ronaldo's 28th minute goal. Coped well with Sneijder and Willems on the overlap.
The Manchester United man grew in influence as the game went on and more space opened up for Portugal to counterattack. Lovely pass to Ronaldo for his side's second goal, moments after he should have scored himself but shot straight at Stekelenberg from close range.
Sat deep in the Portugal midfield and did a good job to restrict the likes of Van Persie and Sneijder as they looked to find space in between the lines. Also a threat in attack and was denied by Stekelenberg in the second-half with his shot destined for the corner.
Settled into the game and dictated in midfield after the Dutch had dominated the early stages. Intelligent movement into space and sharp, effective passing.
Worked hard to pressure the Netherlands midfielders off the ball and kept his passing simple when in possession to set up counterattacks.
Commendable workrate from the striker as he continually looked to make runs in behind the fragile Netherlands defence. Lack of quality on the ball, however, was shown by dreadful finish when through on goal in the first-half.
So he doesn't make enough of an impact in major tournaments? Stepped up when his team needed him most to score two goals to fire Portugal into the quarter-finals. Both were expertly taken and rewarded a brilliant attacking display as he constantly worried the Dutch defence. Also hit the post twice in the best individual performance of the tournament so far.
The Roma goalkeeper was unconvincing at times but made some excellent saves, particularly to deny Nani from close range in the second half. Could do nothing about Ronaldo's goals.
G. van der Wiel
Played with more attacking intent than in previous matches as he made himself available and delivered a couple of dangerous crosses into the box. Shaky defensively, however, as he struggled against Ronaldo and almost gifted Postiga a goal with a woeful backpass.
Energetic display from the full-back. Rash to dive into tackles on Nani but attacked well and showed good stamina.
Strong and uncompromising when he was able to attack the ball but looked clumsy when Portugal launched swift attacks.
Handed a start ahead of Heitinga and produced a similar to display to Mathijsen. Did fairly well defending the ball in the air but often looked slow and cumbersome. Had a great chance in the second-half but headed over the bar.
The Bayern Munich winger started brightly but was largely frustrated as he was crowded out by the Portugal defence.
N. de Jong
The Manchester City midfielder sat in midfield and did some good defensive work, despite lacking support from Van der Vaart. Passing lacked ambition but was efficient.
Position on the flank flank limited the Inter playmaker's involvement in the first-half before he moved to a central role after the break. Took some potshots at goal and looked to play decisive passes in the final third.
R. van der Vaart
The Netherlands captain put his side ahead in the 11th minute with a superb curling shot from the edge of the penalty area. Quality on the ball - highlighted again with late shot that hit the post - but overrun defensively.
R. van Persie
Late shot wide of the post summed up a poor tournament for last season's player of the year in England. Lacked sharpness and confidence in front of goal.
Did nothing to justify all the calls for him to start with a poor display. Did not have a shot on goal until the 86th minute and was virtually a passenger throughout the game.