The young goalkeeper didn't have a great deal to do, but made a couple of smart saves. Well beaten for Honda's goal, which turned out to be the match winner.
S. De Maio
Powerful and committed performance from the defender, who made some strong challenges, as well as presenting a threat in Milan's penalty area.
Whipped in a few very poor deliveries from wide areas, in what was a frustrating evening offensively. Tested Abbiati once from range.
Picked up a yellow card for a rash challenge, but spurned an excellent chance in the second half, failing to pick out a Rossoblu shirt with a cut-back under no pressure.
Made a good late challenge on Taarabt, to dispossess the Morocco international as he entered the penalty box.
Slipped through several nice through balls from deep, as well as some dangerous free-kick deliveries. Failed to trouble Abbiati from open play, but orchestrated the Genoa charge.
Had a couple of good chances in the first half, testing Abbiati on two occasions and displaying a couple of nice pieces of skill.
Netted a great goal, firing a half volley off the underside of the crossbar, which deflected off the helpless Abbiatti and into the net.
Went on some excellent mazy runs, drifting in from the right hand side and causing lots of problems. Saw several shots blocked.
The Italian didn't have the best of evenings, spurning an excellent headed chance from six yards out, as well as failing to prevent Honda's bobbling effort from crossing the line.
An isolated game for the experienced striker, who didn't have too many chances to have shots on goal, due to tight marking from Mexes or Rami.
Made two excellent saves in the second half to keep the scoreline acceptable for Milan. A solid outing from the experienced shot-stopper.
The Frenchman linked up well with his compatriot, winning his aerial battles and making a couple of useful interceptions.
Covered well at the back post to make a couple of good headed clearances, and looked to press forward as often as possible in the first half.
A good performance in an unfamiliar position from the Italian defender, who didn't allow Antonelli or Marchese to provide good deliveries from the left.
Kept a close eye on Gilardino and made a good goalline clearance to deny Motta. Always on hand to put in an interception, but nearly netted an own goal in the first half
Picked out a few good long-range passes to alleviate the pressure on Milan's defensive line. Provided a good shield with De Jong in front of the Rossoneri defence.
N. de Jong
Made a couple of brave blocks to deny the likes of Sturaro and Bertolacci, adding grit and determination to a midfield which really needed it.
The Brazilian didn't have any chances for himself, as the game didn't suit his style of play. Battled well.
Netted the game's opening goal, driving into a pocket of space before unleashing a right-footed strike into the bottom left corner from 25 yards.
Took his first goal for Milan in Serie A well, clipping the ball deftly over Perin after taking a player out of the game with an excellent touch.
Isolated, but the experienced striker looked to hold onto the ball or flick it on in an attempted to bring others into the game.