Made up for a shaky start as he denied Pereria and Lima with two saves in quick succession before his penalty shoot-out heroics.
Attempted to come out of his defensive position in order to steal possession in midfield, which was successful on a number of occasions.
Was the target for just about every set-piece into the box but didn't manage to get the better of Luisao or Garay in a series of entertaining aerial battles.
Didn't show as much attacking ambition as his fellow full-back Moreno and didn't get forward to help out Reyes on the right wing.
Displayed a terrific engine as he was up and down the left wing all evening, including extra time, and could often be found as Sevilla's furthest forward player.
José Antonio Reyes
Didn't go on too many meaningful dribbles of note but had two or three chances to score, one of which he should have did much better with while through on goal.
Was the most ineffective attacking player for Sevilla and although he displayed decent strength in possession and took the ball on a few decent runs down the left, couldn't provide any end product with a meaningful cross or pass.
Was guilty of giving the ball away in dangerous positions in his own half, which he did two or three times.
Was neat and composed in possession but his time on the ball just lacked any conviction and often slowed down the play when a higher tempo pass was required.
Glided through the middle of the park effortlessly and continually set up good chances for his team-mates whether it was through teasing crosses from the wings or threaded passes through the middle.
Had the chance of the match to break the deadlock in extra time but smashed a strike wide after running through on goal.
The most important aspect of his performance was his ability to come off the line and claim crosses and set pieces out of the air which took the pressure off his defence.
Was lucky not to give away a penalty in the first half as he hauled Bacca to the ground inside the box. However, this was his only real transgression as he read the game magnificently.
Was forced into a more advanced position early on but flourished in his more attacking role and provided real industry down the right wing.
Should have been on his toes a little quicker as he was presented with a gift early on by Beto that he was unable to take advantage of. Was more effective in his defensive duties as he proved to be a formidable barrier at the back, and made some excellent blocks on shots.
Established himself early on as a real attacking threat down the left wing as he hit the byline and stood crosses into the box.
Latched on to two or three loose balls on the edge of the box but each and every time sent his shots way over the bar, despite not being under much pressure.
Was Benfica's most potent attacking threat in the first half. Was constantly looking for the ball and posed a real threat with his set-piece deliveries.
Showed a neat touch on the ball but seemed far too eager to play short passes square rather than penetrative passes through the middle.
Within a two-minute period was on the end of two poor challenges from Fazio and Alberto Moreno, the latter of which he failed to recover from and was forced off with a shoulder injury.
Pace provided to be an asset down the left-hand side as he gave Coke something to think about. Whenever he ventured into central areas though he lacked the final touch or pass to truly hurt Sevilla.
Was the first player to test the gloves of Beto late in the first half when he hit a rasper of a strike towards the front post which was saved by the Sevilla keeper. From then on he panicked whenever inside the box.