A spectator for large parts of the match, but responded well whenever he was called into action, making a couple of important stops.
Always looking to get forward on the right hand side, but wasted several great opportunities to cross with poor delivery. The exception was for the goal, with a pinpoint delivery.
Fortunate not to be punished early on for taking too long on the ball. Failed to convince as part of Milan's back three.
A well-placed cross almost put Yepes in during the first period, before injury ended the defender's game early.
The captain was rarely troubled at the back, cleaning up diligently on the few occasions Genoa got forward.
Made several big interventions and showed his class as a defender. Could have done better with a free header in the first half.
Unerring in the pass, contributed to a dominant midfield display; all that was missing was a killer final ball.
N. de Jong
No surprises from the destroyer, who directed proceedings with his uncompromising tackling.
Frustrating performance from the Netherlands international. Got into some excellent positions out wide, but too sloppy with his final ball.
S. El Shaarawy
Lively, dangerous and confident, the birthday boy never stopped in his attempts to unlock the back line in tough circumstances. Got his reward late on with the winner.
Always looking for the ball and trying to test the Genoa backline, but was outnumbered and ineffective.
Did not have a single save to make in the first half thanks to Milan's ponderous offensive efforts. Was left stranded for the late winner.
His persistence and tenacity almost paid off for Genoa when he stole the ball from Zapata, almost teeing up Immobile.
Beaten on a handful of occasions, but otherwise performed admirably in shutting down the channels on the right and denying Milan's widemen the chance to operate.
Strong on the right hand side of defence; at times struggled against the livewire El Shaarawy but, overall, held his own impressively.
At times looked shaky on the ball, giving away possession too cheaply - but compensated with a solid display at the back.
Always on hand with a boot, his head or body to deny Milan an opening; fine performance from the centre back.
Playing as a withdrawn forward, was starved of the quality possession he needed to make a difference in a tight clash, but didn't do himself any favours in truth by failing to show sufficient effort and endeavour to get himself into the game.
Played far too deep to impact the game in Milan's half, but did his job in disrupting the hosts' rhythm to great effect.
Forced a save out of Amelia early with his free kick, but struggled against De Jong.
Struggled in midfield against the powerful pair of De Jong and Montolivo, played so far back at times he appeared to be a third central defender.
Inadvertently had one of Genoa's best chances when Amelia's punch came back off the striker. Given little chance to make an impact but worked tirelessly.