Had virtually nothing to do all match as Cagliari failed to test him on a regular basis.
Despite the odd positional glitch, the fullback defended well and had the right flank to himself. However, he did not need to make many lung-bursting forays due to the potency of his teammates in attack.
A masterclass in defending from the evergreen center back, who did not let anything beyond his guard and marshaled his teammates well.
Ibarbo seemed to have got the better of him in the early stages, but he settled into his usual, dependable self at the back. Assisted Nocerino's goal with a pinpoint lobbed pass from his own half.
The Algerian put in another assured shift at left back, where he made several incisive passes and marauded into Cagliari's box on a number of occasions.
Playing as a left sided midfielder, he was no star performer by any stretch of the imagination, but kept things ticking in the middle by keeping the ball and trying to fight for every ball.
Scored a superb volley for the second goal and was full of running and industry as ever.
M. van Bommel
A very comfortable performance from the Dutchman once more, where he was able to spray the ball around with consummate ease while getting the better of Nainggolan and Co.
Showcased his passing range on occasions, but did not inject much in terms of urgency or energy into midfield and was replaced by Ambrosini in the second half.
Scored a wonderful free kick, and showed glimpses of his best with some visionary holdup play and oozes of class, as he seemed to make an impact whenever he stepped his game up. Impressive.
Showed promise in the early stages of the match but Astori and Canini eventually figured him out and forced him off in place of El Shaarawy.
The score would have been far heavier if not for the plentiful saves made by the shot stopper.
Poor display from the fullback, as Abate had the beating of him on several occasions. His forward play was also almost non-existent.
Did not get much luck past Mesbah, and failed to showcase the typically adventurous edge to his game.
Had a tough evening against the movement of Milan's players, and was caught out badly for the second goal, although tried his best from set pieces.
The incoming defender seemed like he'd never been away, His reading of the game particularly caught the eye, but struggled with the physicality of Ibrahimovic at times.
A disappointing lack of invention and imagination from the No.10, who failed to put many meaningful balls through for Pinilla and Ibarbo to feed on.
Invisible performance from the Swede who ghosted in and out of the midfield battle as the match wore on.
Tried his best and got stuck in the first 20 minutes of the encounter but could not prolong his promising start to the match.
The rumors surrounding his future probably distracted the midfielder too much, as he was not the usual warrior in the middle of the park and was poorly exposed by Van Bommel and Co.
His movement and trickery cannot be questioned, but his heart to last an entire 90 minutes and finishing ability leaves a lot to be desired.
Cagliari's best attacking outlet, he showed signs of a promising partnership with Ibarbo during the early stages, and held the ball up well on occasions, without ever truly threatening Abbiati.
- 1 M. Amelia
- 25 D. Bonera
- 19 G. Zambrotta
A greatly enthusiastic spell on the pitch coincided with a fine finish for the third goal, and increased the tempo in the engine room.
Made a late cameo and got into a couple of decent positions but failed to make them count, in what appears to be his last match for the Rossoneri.
- 21 M. López
S. El Shaarawy
Came on for Robinho but offered very little in the final third, although Ibrahimovic and Nocerino's attacking nous meant he could be afforded a quiet night.
- 25 V. Avramov
- 24 G. Perico
- 2 S. Gozzi
Did not add anything to Cagliari's midfield of note, which sorely lacked a competitive edge during the 90 minutes.
- 9 J. Larrivey
M. El Kabir
Injected a much needed spark in the final third for the Sardinians, coinciding with his team's first shot on target.
Disappointing second half from the Brazilian hitman, who struggled to impose himself in the match against Mexes and Nesta.