A mixed bag from the Milan stopper. Horrendous mistake to allow Torje's cross to slip out of his grasp for the first goal, but recovered well to make some great saves, especially two spectacular ones to deny Di Natale and Benatia late on.
Great game for the Brazilian center-back, who solidified his world-class status with another wonderful display. Marshaled Di Natale well, and did not allow Udinese an inch all game.
Solid performance from the full-back who was not especially troubled by Basta on his flank. Had two enterprising overlapping runs in the first half, but tired as the game wore on and was replaced by Inzaghi.
Was unconvincing early on, as most of Udinese's early forays forward came down his flank. Out-muscled too easily by Torje for the opening goal, but recovered decently in the second half. Had a great chance moments before the break but flashed it just wide.
The veteran defender continued on his fine form from the midweek draw at the Camp Nou, and was strong at the back alongside Silva. Allowed Di Natale past him on one or two occasions, but his anticipation and communication on the offside trap was excellent.
Played as an auxiliary winger at times, and did manage to supply a few decent balls into the area. Had a great chance near the end of the first half to score, but was denied by Handanovic
The veteran midfielder continues to impress, and was at the heart of all things good offensively for the hosts. Had more than a few menacing charges through the center of midfield, and struck the post in the first half from a free-kick. Faded slightly in the second half, but did more than enough to leave his mark on the game.
Ineffective performance from the former Liverpool and Juventus man. Offered no creativity in attack, and did not track back effectively to help his team-mates. Deservedly replaced on 70 minutes.
M. van Bommel
Showed his lack of pace on a few occasions, especially when Udinese attacked on the break. However, his challenges were tidy and clean, and showed no signs of the recklessness we have come to associate with the Dutchman.
Tried to do too much at times, and held on to the ball for too long when it would have been better to feed his teammates. However, he got it right twice – a clever slipped pass for Nocerino’s late first half chance and the all-important assist for the equalizer from a great through-ball.
Glanced an early header harmlessly wide before walking off the pitch in the 20th minute with what looked like a hamstring injury.
Confirmed his status as one of the best shot-stoppers on the continent with a great display. His speed off his line and superb reflexes denied Cassano and Nocerino, but he will be slightly disappointed with being wrong-footed for the equalizer.
Was solid along with the rest of his defensive colleagues in the first half, restricting the Milan attack to long balls over the top. However, he gave away with a few silly fouls, not least the one which led to Seedorf hitting the post from a free-kick.
Played well in the first half defensive effort, but fell apart in the period following the equalizer as Milan carved his side open a few times. Almost had a late headed winner, but was thwarted by Abbiati.
Had the better of Cassano for much of the match, and was often the last man back when Milan looked to break. A little careless to put his hands on Inzaghi late on in the box, but that should not detract from a good display.
Solid and unspectacular game from the Serbian, but kept possession well. Had trouble getting past Zambrotta in the first half, but offered decent support in both attack and defense.
Well played by the Colombian tonight, offering a performance of strength and stamina from the left flank. Had one rasping drive that Abbiati did well to tip wide, and was a bundle of energy in defense as well.
Not especially influential throughout the match, and failed to provide much support for the attack. Was somewhat sloppy in possession early on as well.
His bursts of acceleration won a fair number of free-kicks for the visitors, and he was involved often on the counter-attack. However, his passing was a bit sloppy at times, and he was replaced late on by Abdi.
Stuck to his task and kept Aquilani in his pocket all night long, barely allowing the Italian midfielder an inch. Played with plenty of energy as always, and led the Udinese attack on a few occasions by advancing the ball from deep.
Played his part in the opener when he got the better of Abate in a tight spot and fired in the telling cross that Abbiati could not deal with. Linked well with Di Natale all night, and was at times his side’s best offensive outlet until his withdrawal in the second half.
A. Di Natale
Did not get much change from Silva and Nesta, but was at his predatory best to slide home Abbiati’s dropped catch. As ever, he made incisive runs all game, and had a great shot late on that was tipped away by Abbiati.
- 1 M. Amelia
- 2 T. Taiwo
The substitute showed more in 20 minutes than Aquilani did in the previous 70, constantly finding himself in good positions in the attacking third. Had no qualms about pulling the trigger as he let fly with a few efforts, but his radar was a bit off tonight.
- 76 M. Yepes
- 57 M. Valoti
Late arrival for Zambrotta, and did not have enough time to affect proceedings. Had one appeal for a penalty turned down.
S. El Shaarawy
Tried to inject some flair into the Milan attack when he replaced Pato early on, but was lacking in quality. However, moments after scuffing a good chance in the second-half, he came up with a clever run and finish that ended up securing a point for his side.
- 21 D. Padelli
- 24 J. Ekstrand
- 13 Neuton
Struck the post from a volleyed effort not long after coming on, but did not look especially lively when Udinese looked to attack in the second half.
- 30 T. Doubaï
Did not have much time on the pitch, but managed to create a chance for Di Natale from a knock down.
- 31 D. Fabbrini