Tottenham Player Ratings vs Benfica - Chadli stars, Townsend disappoints

How did Spurs' players fare in their 2-2 draw with Benfica in the Europa League tonight? Here are the ratings for Tim Sherwood's side...

Brad Friedel 6 – in a rare outing for the 42-year-old, Friedel had little to do, making few saves after being left at sea for Ezequiel Garay's opener, and there was little he could do with Lima's penalty.

Kyle Naughton 7 – Naughton got forward to support Lennon well down the right hand side, and had few problems dealing with Benfica winger Miralem Sulejmani.

Sandro 7 – A good performance given that centre back isn't his natural position, Sandro used his strength to shackle Oscar Cardozo in the Benfica attack, but a rash late challenge on Lima handed Benfica a penalty.

Ezekiel Fryers 7 – Fryers worked well in tandem with Sandro in order to stifle the threat of Paraguayan hitman Cardozo.

Danny Rose 6 – Rose had some trouble in the first half with Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio, but was offered little help by Andros Townsend.

Nabil Bentaleb 7 – Whilst often criticised by Spurs fans of late, Bentaleb showed more tonight, including some promising runs forward which have been few and far between recently.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 7 – Sigurdsson had to play in a more reserved role than he is used to, but still managed to get forward well and almost equalised in the dying seconds with a back post header.

Aaron Lennon 6 – Lennon was fairly ineffectual up until Chadli's first goal, but after that he was full of purpose and running, and lifted in the cross for Chadli's second strike.

Nacer Chadli 8 – Chadli was one of the few bright sparks tonight, showing good skill in possession before hammering home a long range equaliser and firing Spurs in front.

Andros Townsend 5 – It was another difficult outing for Townsend, who offered little going forward and was shown up defensively for Garay's goal.

Roberto Soldado 5 – Another difficult night for Soldado. The Spaniard had two great chances in the first half but spurned both of them, and continues to look off the pace.


Harry Kane 7 – Kane offered more than Soldado did, knocking the ball down for Chadli's second goal and going close with a late header. The youngster could also have had a late penalty too.

Christian Eriksen 6 – the Dane was introduced in a bid to provide more of a creative spark for Spurs, but he failed to really impose himself on the game in his cameo role.

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