Barely a touch for him all game, as the visitors did not manage a shot on target until the last minute.
Did not have much to do at the back, but was strong in the air when called upon from the occasional set piece. Motored down the right well on one run, and whipped in a low cross for Negredo to score and seal the game.
Inexplicably struggled against some very basic Belarus attacks, and picked up a yellow card for bringing down Rodionov on a harmless break.
Overlapped enthusiastically on the left flank, and managed to pick out Michu in the area more than once. Still, he should have made more of his other crossing opportunities.
Saw plenty of the ball on the right, but played it conservatively most of the time, rarely looking to beat his man to the byeline and get a cross in.
Mopped up the rare loose ball effectively, and was swift to recycle possession. All in all, an easy game for him, despite a lack of pace on show for Belarus' goal.
Drifted from flank to flank in a bid to find space, and did manage to cause a few problems with his ability to hold onto the ball in tight areas.
The Swansea man made his long awaited international debut, but it was a forgettable outing, as he barely touched the ball and looked out of sync with the rest of the team.
Completely poised in the centre of the park, keeping play ticking efficiently. Gave his side the lead with a cleanly struck volley from the edge of the box that broke a stubborn Belarus side.
Perhaps guilty of trying too hard in the first half, as despite appearing relatively comfortable throughout, his more ambitious attempts did not come off. Look far more assured after the break.
The most direct of Spain's front line, embarking on a few dangerous runs down the left, and winning his fair share of free kicks.
Left with absolutely no chance for the first goal, as he saw it late through a crowd of players, and in truth, was not troubled much otherwise.
Sturdy for just over an hour, but a poor attempt at a headed clearance instead laid the opener for Xavi on a plate.
Picked up a deserved yellow for a late tackle that sent Pedro flying. Otherwise, he was generally solid at the back.
Mistakes began to creep into his game in the second half, and he was beaten soundly by Ramos on the overlap in the buildup to Spain's second goal.
A silly late challenge effectively ended the slim hopes of a Belarus comeback, as his foul on Negredo allowed Spain to milk the clock.
Left with a hopeless task in the middle of the park, chasing Spain shadows for the majority of the game.
A bystander for the vast majority of his time on the pitch. Never appeared eager to work himself into a good position to receive the ball, and often drifted to the periphery.
Had a few problems with the directness of Pedro in the first half, and struggled to hold his ground.
Twice missed the target with speculative efforts, which was the most noticeable aspect of a poor game from him in midfield.
Promised on one or two occasions in the first half when he was resourceful with the ball down the right, but faded badly thereafter.
An ineffective game for him as he was starved for service all game long, and barely registered a meaningful touch on the ball.