The Paraguayan defender wouldn't have dreamt his season would start with his name on the score sheet...
Lorenzo Melgarejo, just eight days after his 20th birthday, struck for the visitors, after Toto Salvio had given Benfica the lead early in the second half.
And it didn't end there. Clearly shaken up, the Paraguayan gifted Sporting Braga the lead just eight minutes later, as his poor clearance eventually saw Marcio Mossoro.
Luckily for Melgarejo, his compatriot Oscar Cardozo was on hand to dispatch a 73rd minute penalty to salvage a point for Benfica.