Made a couple of decent reflex saves but was embarrassingly rooted to the spot when an unmarked Garcia headed in from two yards.
With his tights and bubble perm, looking like he was casting for an audition in a 1980s musical. But showed he is the man for the moment with another confident display full of headed clearances and smart blocks. Lost marks with his concentration lapse for Garcia's goal.
Won the penalty with his sprint into the box with one of his few attacking raids on a night when his ambition was mainly to negate the away team.
Cleared off the line from Cardozo in the 29th minute and led the defense with complete certainty before being withdrawn shortly before the hour mark.
As solid as oak on a night when he negated the threat of Gaitan.
Confidently drilled home the penalty, his eighth Champions League quarterfinal goal and 22nd in the competition, to quell early Chelsea nerves and showed the value of his experience with solid display alongside Mikel.
J. Obi Mikel
Smooth and controlled in possession but less adept when covering the runs of Benfica's midfielders.
Came to life after a quiet first half with a sparkling second period full of invention and trickery before being subbed with 12 minutes left.
A non-stop blur of blue energy on the right flank but produced one of the misses of the season - perhaps THE miss of the season - when he inexplicably failed to score from a yard out.
Came to life briefly after the break and could have scored a hat trick in the second half. Not the only Chelsea attacker whose movement and pace is far more impressive than his finishing.
A menace outside the box but unconvincing in it. Stretched Benfica's defense with his pace and movement but proved that he has yet to fully corner by failing to take responsibility whenever he closed in on the goal.
Got a strong hand to Lampard's penalty and could perhaps have kept it out. But his decision-making and alertness restricted the damage after the break.
Made a brilliant early block to deny Luiz on an evening when the World Cup winner fused commitment with quality.
Sent off in the 40th minute after following a booking for dissent with a nasty studs-up lunge on Mikel.
Shifted inside from left-back to center back, the defender looked a square peg in a round hole
Disappointing display from the highly rated wide man. Subbed with half hour left.
Protected his defense with great energy.
More composed and authoritative than in the first leg as he showed why he is a target for many of the top Premier League clubs.
Made amends for clumsily conceding the penalty by glancing in the equalizer with a close-range header.
Got in some good positions but could not quite find the killer pass to open Chelsea up. Set up Garcia's goal with an excellent whipped in corner.
The biggest threat to Chelsea's semifinal chances flickered only briefly as he mainly plodded through an hour before surprisingly being subbed.
Far more peripheral figure than in the first leg. Subbed with 20 minutes left.
- 22 R. Turnbull
Looked jittery and nervous after replacing Terry for the last half-hour.
- 19 Paulo Ferreira
Mainly restricted to defensive role after replacing Mata but showed great energy and quality to break forward and thump the winning goal.
- 5 M. Essien
Replaced Torres late on.
- 23 D. Sturridge