Made two decent stops but was barely troubled tonight. He'll be expecting more from the opponents in the next round.
Didn't have much to do but retained possession well and played the high line like a seasoned veteran. Looks solid next to Luisao.
His usual composed self. The defender is the heart of the team, and AZ made the mistake of giving him time on the ball and dictating the tempo from deep.
Got forward well but was troubled from time to time by Beerens. Needs to be more positionally aware if he's to earn a big move away from Benfica.
Lasted two minutes before being taken off with a nasty looking injury.
Dazzled throughout, pulling defenders out of position and creating chance after chance for his teammates and himself. After another classy performance, it’s surely only a matter of time before he earns a big money move to a top European club.
Completed a whopping 69 passes against AZ and was the heartbeat for everything Benfica did. Needs to work on his tackling, but great at retaining possession.
Was solid all night and his tight tackles stopped AZ from creating any clear-cut chances throughout the game. Received a booking for his troubles.
Missed several decent chances in the first half and didn’t play to his usual high standard. Will need to improve in the next round.
Bagged both the goal but has Salvio to thank for both of them after two sublime balls into the box. His movement was great and is deserving of the rumors linking him with a big money move.
Drifted in and out of the game and was largely the most disappointing Benfica player out there tonight. He failed to complete a single one of his six crosses during the game.
Made a string of top-class saves in the game and was unlucky to be on the losing side tonight. Despite the scoreline, this match will have done no harm to his ever-improving reputation.
Had the best chance of the game for AZ, one which he should have really scored. However, he is a defender, and it was his teammates lack of creativity that ultimately cost AZ rather than his miss.
Didn't deal with Cardozo particularly well tonight and was lucky that the striker was out of form, otherwise his mistakes could have been punished.
Made several good tackles to ensure Benfica couldn't add to the scoreline and was one of the more impressive AZ players tonight.
Good on the ball and was unfortunate to face such an inspired Salvio.
Picked up a nasty knock to the head early on and looked off the pace from there on in. Didn't deal well with Cardozo dropping deep and won just two tackles all night.
His job was to deal with Salvio and Rodrigo drifting in off the wings, and he did a fairly decent job of it. He completed 93% of his passes but didn't create any chances of note for his teammates.
I expected more from the midfielder if I'm honest - he never really got going and struggled to influence the game.
Threatened down the right throughout the first half but didn't have the same effect after the break. He was the star man for AZ in the first leg, so Advocaat will be disappointed he didn't do more to help AZ tonight.
Although he could have done better with his big chance in the second half, he was without doubt AZ's best player. He was the only one who seemed like he wanted to score and drifted all over the attacking third to cause the Benfica back line a bit of a problem.
Created absolutely nothing for his teammates and looked out of his depth against the imposing pair of Luisao and Garay.
Came on and looked solid in midfield. Jorge Jesus brought him on to see the game out, and that's exactly what he helped the home side do.
He won two of his three tackles tonight and deputized well for the injured Silvio. His performance will give him confidence going into the next round against greater opposition.
Had a few moments of brilliance after coming on in the second half, including one mazy run through the centre of the park. Looks like he's worth all the hype.