Group B: Spain vs. The Netherlands
The Better Team Was... The Netherlands. Duh. They got off to a slow and ugly start, but if they keep playing like they did today, they could. Go. All. The. Way. Spain, by contrast, seemed to fall apart at halftime, and Fernando Torres missed a golden opportunity to score a consolation goal late in the second half. And Casillas made way too many mistakes, which you simply cannot do in this tournament.
Man of the Match: Since both Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie were both instrumental in the Dutch win, I'll give this one to both of them. If I had to pick at gunpoint, however, I'd choose Robben. Single-handedly taking on two defenders and the goalie to hammer in goal #2 was simply brilliant. If he's not ranked among the top five players in the world, I'd be quite surprised.