Rarely tested throughout the match, made a decent save from Lima's long-range effort in the first half. Could do nothing with the opener.
While his work at the back was at times less than exemplary, the ex-Santos man excelled charging into attack. Great vision to set up Varela for the goal.
Fairly untested in the middle of defense, making sure that Lima did not enjoy too much space and keeping the area relatively free of traffic.
Gave an early warning of his talents with a decent run and shot that flew just wide. Another that did not shy away from the physical battle.
Alongside Otamendi, did not have too much work to do against a conservative, safety-first Benfica outfit.
Was singled out for rough treatment from the Benfica back line, but he did not exactly help his case with some exaggerated falls. Missed a glorious late chance.
Was secure in midfield, but could not quite find the creative spark to put Porto on top against its rival.
Sat in front of the defense and helped keep the likes of Gaitan and Perez relatively quiet, and never afraid to stick the boot in.
Tested Artur early with a decent shot from deep that was saved. Worked hard in the middle, passing diligently.
Played a key role in Porto's equalizer, making space down the left and gaining a bit of fortune to steer in the ball off Maxi's boot.
The 25-goal top scorer was dubbed Porto's savior before the match, but a lack of decent service meant it was a frustrating evening.
Was caught out by a wicked deflection off the boot of Maxi for the goal, but even so should have done much better at his near post.
Stuck tight on the likes of Jackson Martinez and James, using his experience to keep the defense together under heavy pressure.
Suffered throughout the match as Varela ran rings around him, but desperately unlucky to put past his own keeper.
Came to prominence in the opposition box, a well-hit shot turned in by Lima for the opener. Dealt well with Martinez, defending deep and effectively.
Was given a tough task keeping tabs on the electric Danilo, but did his best to keep the Brazilian relatively quiet across the 90 minutes.
His ability from set pieces and out wide was a constant headache for Benfica. A teasing corner set in motion the opening goal.
Occasionally let his enthusiasm get the best of him in the middle, riding his luck with a pair of heavy challenges. A decent showing.
Given the responsibility of leading Benfica on the break and linking with Lima, struggled for space at times but was always dangerous.
Was the focus of much of Benfica's counters, using his space to punch holes out wide. Needed a slight improvement in the final product to make a bigger impact.
Played almost as a third central defender, rarely crossing the halfway line and following James around the pitch. Booked in the second half.
A typical poacher's finish from the striker, who added to his tally for the season to put Benfica ahead. Put in the hard yards as the sole man up front.
Came on to sure things up for his side and his lack of game-time certainly didn't show as he so nearly helped his side to a famous draw.
Arrived late to try and pinch a winner for his side and went close with a free kick. Held the ball up well to help alleviate some of the pressure his team felt.