Defeats to RB Leipzig and Zenit in their opening two games had left Bruno Lage's side languishing at the foot of Group G, but they kick-started their campaign thanks to Lopes' moment of madness five minutes from time.
The goalkeeper's attempt to start a quick counter backfired when his throw went straight to Pizzi, who gleefully struck a first-time effort into an empty net.
.....🙈 pic.twitter.com/fGs06iTS72— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 23, 2019
Memphis Depay had earlier cancelled out Rafa Silva's fourth-minute opener for Benfica, who will travel to France for the return fixture in a fortnight with renewed confidence that they can progress to the knockout stages.
Right place at the right time for Benfica 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/PHzmXKhPod— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) October 23, 2019