Guessed the right way for Zlatan's penalty but was beaten by the precision of the shot. Also had no chance for Boateng's strike. Was not exactly overworked, in truth, but performed reasonably well all the same.
Needlessly conceded a penalty by foolishly attempting to beat Pato to a ball that he was never going to win. Was later booked for a dreadful lunge at Robinho. Went some way towards making amends for his recklessness with a terrific block on Ibrahimovic in the closing stages.
Had a difficult time of it in the opening exchanges as Bonera repeatedly bombed forward to support Boateng but he was far more comfortable in the second period without ever really offering much going forward.
Really put himself about and made a number of crucial interventions, particularly during the first half. Stood up well to both Zlatan and Pato.
Saw plenty of the ball, particularly during the first half, and yet did so little with it. Did manage to pick out Marilungo with a fine cross-field pass at one point but the attack came to nothing. Underwhelming display from a highly rated player.
Dealt well with what little attacking threat Milan posed down the left wing and also swung over a few crosses during the first half.
The pick of Atalanta's midfielders, Cigarini produced a wonderfully weighted through ball which was wasted by Padoin before later testing Abbiati with a well-struck drive from distance.
Asked plenty of questions of Bonera down the left-hand side with his tricky feet but there was very little end product and he also wasted Atalanta's two best openings of the first half, firing high over the bar on both occasions.
Showed a real willingess to get stuck in and clashed with both Boateng and Ibrahimovic, who aimed a petulant little kick at the midfielder. But overall, he did not manage to influence the game in an attacking sense.
A very frustrating afternoon for the in-form Denis, who held the ball up well whenever he got it but was, for the most part, isolated for long periods. However, when his big chance came in the second period, he fluffed it, striking the post from a yard out after a corner had been flicked on to him at the back stick.
Handed a start in behind Denis but did not justify his inclusion whatsoever. He did create Padoin's first opening with some decent work on the right-hand side of the area but he was largely anonymous and was hauled off shortly after half-time.
- 78 G. Frezzolini
- 3 S. Lucchini
- 6 G. Bellini
Introduced in place of Carmona midway through the second half but struggled to get into the game.
- 88 N. Minotti
Only got ten minutes at the end after coming on for the ineffective Schelotto.
Came on for Marilungo early in the second half and really put himself about, proving himself a far more combative and robust presence than the man he had replaced.