When Xabi Alonso gave Spain a 1-0 lead against the Netherlands, it looked like the defending champions would start their 2014 World Cup campaign with a win.
However, goals from Stefan de Vrij and two each from Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben meant that La Furia Roja lost the match 5-1.
Here are our player ratings for Spain.
Iker Casillas 5
Made a horrific mistake for Van Persie's second goal and looked a shadow of his previous best. Perhaps Pepe Reina or David de Gea should replace him in the future.
Jordi Alba 5
Didn't really do his job defensively and struggled to make his usual impact going forward.
Gerard Pique 5
Van Persie kept peeling off him - one of his worst performances for a while.
Sergio Ramos 5
Outpaced horrificly for the Netherlands' fifth, couldn't handle the pace and movement from the Dutch strikers.
Cesar Azpilicueta 5
The Chelsea full-back looked a shadow of his best in this season, struggled in his World Cup debut.
Sergio Busquets 5
Didn't do his usual job in stopping the opposition's counter-attacks, also involved in petulant fouls in the first half. Poor from the Barcelona man.
Xabi Alonso 6
Scored Spain's goal but struggled in a midfield that was overrun by the Dutch midfield. Didn't get his normal passing game going.
Couldn't control the tempo that we normally expect of the Spaniard. Without that, his weaknesses in pace and power was exploited.
Andres Iniesta 7
Spain's best player. Looked like the only player who would unlock the Dutch defence and did just that with a superb pass to David SIlva in the first half.
David Silva 5
Missed a great chance in the first half when through on goal and it proved costly. Not the creativity we've come to expect from Silva in a Manchester City shirt.
Diego Costa 6
Made strong runs behind the Dutch defence in the first half and won the penalty. However, the striker, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, faded away as the match wore on while being booed by the Brazilian fans in the stadium.
Cesc Fabregas N/A
Failed to make any impact on the match after coming on - the Barcelona midfielder will need to improve next time.
Fernando Torres 4
The Chelsea striker come on for Costa and missed a great chance late in the second half for a consolation goal. Still looks a shadow of his former self.