Made one big save on Ricchiuti's header while the score was 2-1, but was fortunate not to cost his team when he caught out of his net.
Excellent runs down the left side and his pinpoint cross set up the first goal. He also set up a few other chances and was dominant on his flank.
Nearly brought the house down with a long range thunderbolt from a free-kick towards the end.
Struggled in the early stages with the footwork of Maxi Lopez, but settled once his side went ahead and had a very good game in the second-half.
The Italy international did well to tame Mascara for most of the match, but did not offer much else during the course of the contest.
the deep lying playmaker fulfilled his role very well and played a hand in the first goal. A very accomplished performance , similar to the likes of Andrea Pirlo.
Missed an open header from just six yards, but worked hard even if it was a bit of a frustrating afternoon for him.
Didn't take all of his chances, though he did have one goal correctly ruled out for offside. He sparked his side's third goal with an excellent long pass.
Tried to earn a penalty when he went down under little pressure in the area. He did a lot of running in the centre of the pitch.
What can you say about this rising star? He was a major doubt to feature in this match but scored a hat-trick against their Sicilian rivals! A day Palermo fans will recall for years to come.
The Italian made his first start in several months and although he showed a bit of rust, he assisted the winner by setting up Pastore on the break.
Made several good stops during the course of the match, but let Pastore's second goal slip under him at the outset of the second-half.
The former Rosanero man had one of his best performances of the season against his former side, making key tackles and interceptions and also scoring a goal with a good finish from close range.
Unlike his partner on central defence he often failed to deal with the pace of Palermo's attack.
Rarely involved in anything good for the Etnei, he struggled with Ilicic and Balzaretti time and time again.
The full-back was practically invisible in this Sicilian derby and was a poor substitute for the missing Ciro Capuano.
It was no surprise when he was taken off at half-time as he was completely overrun in midfield in the first-half.
He is usually the pivotal player for Catania in centre of the pitch, but this was not a vintage performance from the midfielder, who failed to deal with the threats of Bacinovic and Pastore.
The 22-year-old had some good moments, but was rather inconsistent and controlled by Nocerino and Migliaccio for long portions of the match.
Started the match like a man on a mission, though he faded as the match went on. He assisted Catania's equaliser and made a case for his inclusion in the team in future matches.
The player has struggled all season and although he showed some wonderful moments of individual skill all his efforts were off target - including an open net that would have put Catania ahead in the early stages.
A very disappointing performance, he only came alive in the late stages of the match, to no avail, when his team were searching for a tieing goal.
- 99 F. Benussi
A late entrant to shore up the back line, giving Pastore a standing ovation.
- 36 M. Darmian
- 24 N. Rigoni
Another late substitute.
- 90 Jara Martinez
Missed a sitter, but did well to get past his markers and set up Pastore for his hat-trick in the 85th minute.
- 30 A. Campagnolo
- 22 P. Álvarez
Came on at half-time but fared little better than Martinho. We've seen better from the pacey midfielder in the past.
- 16 C. Llama
Hit the crossbar with a thunderous effort after controlling a long pass and was a handful.
Was brought on as a late throw of the dice from coach Marco Giampaolo.