Brad Friedel – Though he had some nervous moments dealing with high balls, he was reliable when called upon.
Kyle Naughton – Decent enough at the back but provided almost nothing in the attack.
Sandro – Dropped at the centre-back and had a solid display. Dealt with dangers confidently and used his strength to keep out Benfica all game.
Ezekiel Fryers – He partnered up well with Sandro at the back even though it’s not his natural position. He was solid and read the game well.
Danny Rose – He had a hard time stopping Salvio but he offered width and pace to the Spurs attack.
Nabil Bentaleb – He did not start the game well but he was one of the best players on the pitch in the second half. He was calm and collected and he showed his passing range.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Should have done better with his set-piece deliveries. He worked hard but did not look like the player to unlock the Benfica defence.
Aaron Lennon – He was at fault for the first Benfica goal and hardly offered anything on the other side of the pitch with weak runs and bad passes.
Andros Townsend – He was livelier than his counterpart with his runs and pace but his decision making was poor. He had a chance in the second half but hit the side netting.
Nacer Chadli – Played as No.10 and showed his quality with two very well taken goals in two minutes to bring Spurs back in to the tie.
Roberto Soldado – Undoubtedly the worst player on the pitch. Missing a glorious chance in the first half and anonymous thereafter. He offered nothing until he was replaced by Harry Kane in the 71st minute.
Harry Kane – He was really enthusiastic after coming on for Soldado in the 71st minute and his assist to Chadli opened the scoring for Tottenham.
Christian Eriksen – Came on for Townsend in the 76th minute and had good contribution with his passing ability.
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