Attempted to get across to beat away Kaka's header only for it just to squeeze beyond him. Came off his line often to claim crosses and clutched about every single one.
Headed out his fair share of crosses into the box and wasn't flustered by the hustle and bustle of Balotelli.
Displayed a veteran head at right-back and didn't fall for the tricks of Balotelli who often drifted out to the right.
Cleverly wound Balotelli up to breaking point on a few points which proved to be effective.
Had his hands full with Balotelli but held his own in the strength department and didn't allow the Italian once to turn and shoot.
Picked out Diego Costa at the back post with a truly delightful clipped pass to grab an assist for the first goal of the night.
Linked up superbly well with Diego Costa all evening and caused massive problems with his physical prowess. Grabbed the clinching goal with a great header.
Made one or two rash challenges on the edge of the box which lead to Milan free kick, but that was a minor blip in which was a good performance.
Set-piece delivery into the box was exemplary all evening and caused massive problems for the Milan defenders. Picked out Raul Garcia with a cracking free kick to the back post for the third.
Scored arguably the most important goal of the match just before the break with a deflected strike from the edge of the box.
Opened the scoring just three minutes in with a stunning display of technique for his volley at the back post. Hustled and harried the opposition all night in an attempt to win possession and netted his second with a fantastic finish off the post.
Could do nothing to prevent any of the goals and was unlucky to see Arda's deflected strike float over his head.
Was ultimately bested and bullied by Diego Costa despite his considerable efforts.
Promisingly robbed Diego Costa off possession early on but then was bullied at times by the Spain international.
Saw plenty of possession down the right-hand side and his delivery into the box was hot and cold.
Showed tiny glimpses of his dribbling prowess but struggled to link up effectively with the rest of the Milan attackers and lost the ball cheaply. Hooked at half time.
Scandalously lost possession on the left before not even bothering to track back for the opening goal.
Looked completely out-of-sorts in the left-back positions as he couldn't handle the drifting runs of Arda and the overlapping runs of Juanfran.
N. de Jong
Put in a few decent tackles as Milan looked to be creeping back into the match, but ended up cutting a frustrate figure in the middle.
Drifted in and out of the match but was effective on the rare occasions he got the ball. Whipped a superb cross to the back post in the first half for Kaka's goal.
Clawed Milan back into contention in the first half and scored a header to make it 1-1, but wasted another glorious headed opportunity.
Attempted to stretch the Atletico defence with his runs into channels but had more success with his back to goal.