Could have done a lot better than letting Rodrigo's late strike slip under his body.
Struck first for Anderlecht with a striker's finish from a quick attack following a corner, though he was slow to react for the Benfica leveler, and turned into his own net with an unfortunate attempt at a clearance.
A constant threat motoring up and down the left flank, and set up the opening goal of the game with a well weighted through pass.
A. Vanden Borre
Diligent defensively, and he marauded well down the right wing, providing constant and effective support to the attackers. Set up Bruno's late goal with a great cross.
Caught out by the accuracy of Perez's delivery, as he lost sight of Matic streaking in behind him and allowed the midfielder to score.
Apart from one or two nervy moments he did not often let Benfica have a route through down his side, as he defended decently.
Attempted some risky passes that did not always come off, but he still managed to create danger for Anderlecht more than once.
Efficient, if not overly dynamic on the flanks, though he constantly endeavored to get in threatening positions around the box. Added a clutch late goal with an angled finish from a cross.
Assured and dangerous when on the ball, creating several attacking avenues for his teammates. Did not neglect his defensive duties either.
Nearly headed in a goal for Anderlecht after beating Artur to the ball, but could not find the target. Solid enough while protecting the defense as well.
Held the ball up well against the opposition center backs, and was a good outlet up front for his side, linking well with his teammates and drifting into the channels when needed.
Could not help either Anderlecht goal, but was not seriously tested otherwise.
Lost sight of Mbemba rather glaringly in the buildup to Anderlecht's opener, and did not look comfortable against the threat of Mitrovic up front.
Covered well for Luisao on more than one occasion, and made his fair share of tackles to keep the opposition at bay.
Struggled under the initial pressure from the opposition, but regained his composure soon after his side's leveler, and made a steady finish to the contest.
Solid and reliable on the left side of defense, supporting the attack when needed but importantly choosing to track back whenever the opposition had the ball, and defend his flank.
His off the ball movement was great, and on one crucial sequence, he pulled off a splendid turn, which freed him for a shot that was deflected in for Benfica's second goal.
Effective but not quite entertaining on the wing. Preferred to play it safe, keeping a hold of the ball rather than taking on his man.
Set up Matic's goal with an excellently flighted free kick, but otherwise, his deliveries were rather poor, spraying a few key passes off target.
Rose well to glance in the opener from a set piece, and looked assured when on the ball, though a little legged when forced to track back and defend.
Mopped up loose ends well in the middle, and kept play ticking when his side had the ball, enabling them to strangle the life out of Anderlecht for long spells.
Often isolated an anonymous for most of the match. had one or two half chances from long range shots after the break, but not much more than that.
Supplied the pass that released Rodrigo for the game winner.
Did not add much to his side's cause since his introduction.
Scored the all important game winner with a pacy run and finish down the wing on the stroke of stoppage time. Benfica live to fight another day thanks to that.