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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Showed that Del Bosque was right to choose him as the starting number nine. Scored with a clinical finish and was always dangerous.
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.
Could do nothing about the goals but didn't seem comfortable during the whole match.
It was clear that the Malaga man is not a top-class defender anymore. Always seemed a step behind and was constantly outdone by Soldado
Marginally better than Lugano but still struggled with the Spanish movement. Managed a couple of last-gasp recoveries to prevent a rout.
The worst of the Uruguayan back-four. Had the task of containing Cesc's forays on the wing and Alba's forward runs and 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.
Very disappointing debut in major international competition. He was substituted at half-time, and rightly so, as he was completely lost on the pitch.
Will have nightmares about Andres Iiesta and Xavi as he only managed to see their shirt numbers during the whole match. Was substituted by Lodeiro at the 75th minute.
He was supposed to be the link between the midfielders and the attackers but couldn't get a sniff of the ball.
Ran tirelessly but aimlessly. He was supposed to be the strong player for Uruguay in midfield but was nowhere to be seen.
Misplaced many passes early on but made amends with a brilliant free kick late on to salvage some pride for his side.
Tried to overpower Pique and Ramos with his physical game but the Spanish pair were just too strong for him. Never stopped trying though.