Jack Butland 6

Wasn't forced to deal with a barrage of efforts on his goal. Comfortable with the ball at his feet and easily held a couple of half-chances. Denied Rafa a second with smart stop but unable to deny winner.

James Tavernier 6

A far quieter night than usual on the European stage. Managed Rafa and Neres fairly well but was unable to contribute going forward. Isolated on right flank for large spells as Wright drifted infield. 

Connor Goldson 6

In cruise control for large periods of the match but had to be alert with counter-attacks causing serious problems as full backs flew forward leaving defence vulnerable.

John Souttar 6

Similar to partner in central defence, the Scotland international was largely untroubled. A few hairy moments as Benfica overloaded Ibrox rearguard but no major mistakes. Solid enough.

Ridvan Yilmaz 5

Desperate to attack and did cause Benfica problems with overlapping runs. However, was caught out of position on multiple occasions as Di Maria snuck in behind but winger didn't punish Yilmaz.

John Lundstram 6

Involved in almost everything for Rangers - good and bad. Strong in the tackle, intent on forcing issue for Rangers but also sloppy at times. Spared blushes by team-mates after first-half error but made up for it with tireless shift.

Tom Lawrence 7

Looked the player who could have made a difference for Rangers. Desperately unlucky not to score as Trubin scrambled shot wide. Won his battles in midfield and drove side forward but couldn't find breakthrough. 

Mohamed Diomande 5

Not one of his better displays in Rangers colours. Struggled to match pace of the game or carve open opposition defence. Unable to stop Rafa as he raced clear to score winner. A learning experience.

Scott Wright 6

A surprise starter at Ibrox and delivered a performance representative of his Rangers career. Showed flashes of quality with surging runs and cutting through balls but not impactful enough.

Fabio Silva 6

Right up for the battle from the first whistle. Constant energy up and down the left wing but not enough quality in the final third when it mattered.

Cyriel Dessers 5

Didn't have a huge amount of service but equally was ineffective when he did have sight of goal. One effort saved before the offside flag and sent another chance wide via deflection from a good position.

Rabbi Matondo (for Wright, 73) 

Didn't utilise his pace and was wasteful with crossing.

Todd Cantwell (for Lawrence, 73)

Fairly anonymous in cameo appearance after injury.

Kemar Roofe (for Dessers, 77)

Didn't have any real chances of note.

Nico Raskin (for Diomande, 86)

On for last few minutes.