Substitute Rodrigo hit a 90th-minute winner as SL Benfica enjoyed a dramatic victory at RSC Anderlecht in UEFA Champions League Group C to maintain their hopes of reaching the round of 16.
Benfica fell behind in the 18th minute when Chancel Mbemba scored his first UEFA Champions League goal but another player opening his competition account, Nemanja Matić, levelled matters 16 minutes later. Mbemba then put through his own net early in the second half only for Massimo Bruno to equalise in the 77th minute. If Anderlecht now seemed set to earn just their second point in the section, Benfica and Rodrigo – who had come on three minutes earlier – had other ideas.
We ended up with nothing and that is very disappointing. Both teams played to win with an extremely high tempo.
John van den Brom, Anderlecht coach
We did not play so well in this match, but we still scored goals at the right moment.
Jorge Jesus, Benfica coach
|1||Proto (GK)||1||Artur (GK)|
|30||Gillet (C)||34||André Almeida|
|13||Kaminski (GK)||41||Oblak (GK)|
|John van den Brom (NED)||Jorge Jesus (POR)|
|Daniele Orsato (ITA)|