Was helpless to prevent Gilardino's thumping penalty and aside from picking the ball out of the net, he was a mere spectator.
Was a constant threat with his willingness to get forward down the right and was rarely exposed down his wing.
The Colombian defender found it difficult to cope with Gilardino's hold-up play and physicality and will miss next week's match vs. Catania after picking up a booking.
The center back made his first league start of the season and did not look out of place, showing good anticipation to break down the Genoa attack.
Nearly opened the scoring in the third minute with a fierce long-range strike but his game was brought to a premature end after suffering an injury just before halftime.
N. de Jong
Proved a solid shield in front of the back four and it was his sublime long pass that set up Kaka for the opening goal.
Looked out of his depth in the midfield and was replaced in the second half after a somewhat anonymous display.
Endured a torrid start to the match, giving away a penalty and then picking up a booking shortly after. However, he did supply a good attacking threat down the left late on.
Awarded the captaincy in Montolivo's absence and displayed the class of his glory days with a superbly-timed run, exquisite control and neat finish to give Milan an early lead.
The striker's search for a first home Milan goal continues. He showed brilliant movement and anticipation to get into dangerous areas but will be disappointed by his regular failure to hit the target.
The striker looked dangerous early on with his brilliant strength and directness to goal. However, his missed penalty proved decisive and he appeared dejected and profligate in the second half.
Seemed to suffer from early jitters when he nearly fumbled Muntari's shot into the net but he responded well to make a number of crucial saves and proved the hero when he denied Balotelli from the spot.
The center back showed his experience to frustrate the Milan attack, producing a number of key headers and challenges to keep the score level.
The wing back tracked back excellently to deny Abate getting crosses into the box and helped to neutralize a number of promising Milan attacks.
Showed good anticipation to head the ball behind for a corner after Perin saved Balotelli's penalty and turned in a solid performance against his former club.
The young Croatian continued his excellent start to life in Italy with another energetic performance and he won the penalty from which Gilardino equalized.
The center back frustrated Balotelli with some excellent blocks early on but the Milan striker had the last laugh when he was hauled down inside the box by Manfredini, giving the referee no option but to brandish the red card.
The 21-year-old showed some neat touches in the midfield but struggled to make an impact up against the likes of De Jong and Kaka.
The Greek attacker was sacrificed at the break following Manfredini's dismissal despite a promising first half display.
The on-loan Lazio man was consigned to a more defensive role after Manfredini's dismissal and his accurate passing helped Genoa to relieve pressure and keep it tight in the midfield.
Produced a battling performance in the heart of midfield and made a number of key tackles to break down the Milan attack.
Punished his former club by thumping an unstoppable penalty beyond Abbiati and was a constant danger to the Milan defense with his excellent hold-up play and physicality.
The Slovenian made a brilliant impact from the bench and was involved in the majority of Milan's attacking moves. However, he missed a wonderful chance to steal the three points against his former club when he spurned a free header.
The Brazilian was introduced as a late substitute but failed to have the desired impact, scuffing two presentable opportunities in the closing stages.
Produced an assured defensive performance off the bench to help Genoa preserve a valuable point.
Arrived on the scene late on to add fresh legs to a tiring Genoa midfield.
The 22-year-old added stability to the Grifone midfield and helped to frustrate Milan in its desperate efforts for an equalizer.
- 17 M. Santana