Showcased his athleticism to deny Milan on a few occasions, but will be disappointed that he did not punch a cross farther in the buildup to Milan's equaliser.
Offered little on the left flank ,even during his side's dominance in the first half. Bypassed time and time again y the likes of Emanuelson and Abate later on in the game.
His fortunes mirrored his team's as strong play in the first half was marred b suspect sequences in the second. Could not cope with the increasing Milan pressure in the final third.
Gave his side some real purchase down the right in the first half, as hard work defensively was aligned to a willingness to get forward and support the attack. Tailed off slightly after the break though,
One crucial block inside the first 15 minutes prevented a Flamini shot from point blank range, and that defensive play set the tone for his evening. He was a rock at the back, preventing Milan from creating anything meaningful down his side with an uncompromising display.
Tricky and difficult to pick up in the first half, but rather flat in the second, as his side abandoned virtually all of their attacking endeavor.
Showed plenty of guile to evade the attentions of Constant and Mexes on more than one occasion. His understanding with Miccoli was on another level to anything Milan could muster, and he troubled their defence time and time again out wide. Scored a beauty from range at the start of the second half.
Pulled off a crucial last-man tackle on Pato to deny the Brazilian a clear one-on-one with his goalkeeper. That was the highlight of an understated, but extremely effective game from him. He made challenge after challenge, won virtually everything in the air, and was generally a one-man wrecking ball aimed squarely at the Milan midfield.
Offered a lot for his side in the middle of the park, as he toiled diligently, while keeping his distribution simple and accurate. Registered an assist for Brienza's goal, but fatigue got the better of him late on.
Unlucky not to have added to his penalty in the first half after an all-encompassing attacking display. Tormented the backline time and time again, and always seemed to find space. However, he hit the wall around the hour mark and never recovered.
Could have made an effort to stop Brienza's goal, but showed some sound handling in the second half.
Put himself about with one or two thumping challenges, and did a good job holding down a limited Milan defence in the second half. Decent recovery from a shoddy first half.
Pulled left and right by the movement of Palermo’s attack in the first half, and was an uncertain presence at the back. Taken off in the second half as Allegri looked for a more forward thinking option.
Stretched a few times by the pace and energy of Miccoli and Ilicic, and rode his luck on occasion after picking up a booking in the first two minutes. Recovered admirably after the break though, and held down a depleted defence alongside Mexes.
Gave away a silly penalty with a careless handball, despite attempting to put his hands behind his back to prevent just such an occurrence. Tried to make up for it with some enterprising fullback play in the latter stages, as his deliveries into the box were dangerous, with one setting Milan’s equalizer in motion.
Rather sloppy in the first half as he gave the ball away on a number of instances, but provided a little more impetus after the interval. Dropped a little deeper as the likes of Montolivo pushed further forward.
Played a deeper role today just in front of the defence, but was still responsible for the bulk of Milan’s playmaking. Was far more influential and effective in an attacking sense when pushed further up the pitch in the second half, and brought Milan back into the game with a crucial goal in the 69th minute.
Lived life dangerously after picking up a first half yellow card, and was lucky not to be dismissed for a high boot on Rios. Had one opening to score, but took too long to hone his sights on goal. Taken off to start the second half.
One suicidal back pass in the first half nearly cost his team a goal, but thankfully for him, Miccoli was just off target with his strike. Otherwise, he worked very hard on the left flank, especially defensively in the second half, and put in one or two good deliveries into the area.
S. El Shaarawy
Gave Palermo the occasional scare in the first half with his speed on the ball, but was a different beast after the break, as Milan looked to overwhelm in numbers up front. Scored the all important equaliser after reacting quickest to a rebound.
Had precious few chances to ruin at the defence, and when he did, seemed to be lacking the confidence of yesteryear. His withdrawal for Bojan coincided with Milan’s revival.
S. von Bergen
Stepped into the defence well after his early introduction. Did a good job marking Pato for the majority of the game, and performed similarly on Pazzini.
A bit careless in his tacking after coming off the bench, and picked up a yellow card after a mistimed tackle.
Rather uninspired after he came on as he offered his team little.
Gave Milan an extra dimension in attack after coming on for the second half. Got himself in a number of threatening positions around the box.
Did not have the impact of the other substitutes as he was often harried off the ball.
An absolute scourge for Palermo after his introduction, as his poise on the ball and quick feet carved them apart time and time again. Set up the first Milan goal brilliantly, and showed the ability that made him one of the world’s highest rated youngsters a few years ago.