Reina – 7.0: Not much to do, but a brilliant double save in the first half was crucial for a slow starting Spain team.
Ramos – 7.0: Very dangerous on the attack and did have some set piece chances. Ramos and Navas “owned” the right flank in the first half, but were unable to capitalize.
Albiol – 6.0: Played well in the back, linked up well with his old Valencia pal, Carlos Marchena. Notched the assist on the Navas goal.
Marchena – 6.5: Still the hard man who has a unique winning streak record with the national team.. When Marchena plays, Spain wins. He beat Garrincha’s record and is now up to 51consecutive games without a loss.
Capdevila – 6.0: Stayed in the back for the most part and contributed admirably.
Javi Martinez – 7.5: The Athletic Bilbao player had a solid game in the middle of the pitch. He even participated in the attack and was extremely dangerous.
Iniesta – 6.5: It was interesting to see Iniesta play the Xavi role. He did an admirable job, but still not the maestro.
Fabregas – 5.5: Not a great game for the Arsenal captain, who looked distracted and a bit flat. He did have a wonderful shot on goal that hit the cross bar.
Mata – 6.5: Very fluid, he created a lot of space and opportunities for his teammates from the wings. Good game for Los Che player.
Llorente – 6.0: Decent, but lacked that final third finishing. He also got called a lot for fouls on the Korean defenders.
Victor Valdes – 5.5: Close to making two howlers, but still controlled his area for the most part. Nice to see his debut.
Xabi Alonso – 7.0: Quality passing and distribution by the Madridista. He really opened up the game along with the maestro, Xavi.
Pedro – 6.0: Hardworking, always a threat. Good debut for the Canario.
Xavi – 7.0: Completely changed the game. Spain with Xavi is just on another level.
Villa – 6.5: Missed a few close range shots that were extremely difficult ones. His last attempt helped create the Navas winner.
David Silva – Not enough time to rate.
Elisa Uranga is the La Liga and Spain correspondent for Global Football Today. You can hear Elisa spread her love for La Liga, La Furia Roja and the beautiful game on the Forza Futbol podcast at www.forzafutbol.com and itunes. You can follow her on twitter: elisaU or find her on facebook @ www.facebook.commedelliae where she loves to debate and discuss football 24-7.