A pair of decent stops to halt Atalanta, and could do nothing to stop Cigarini’s strong strike.
Motored up on the right flank often, but his crossing from out wide was simply not up to the required standard, with Pazzini, in particular dissatisfied with his service. A little trouble in keeping up with Moralez in his own half to boot.
Got forward often, and once or twice, he was able to overlap and whip in a few decent looking crosses into the area. Solid enough defensively, though he could have done with a bit more help from his teammates.
A little lost for positioning whenever Atalanta broke, and was too slow to step out and close down Moralez when the winger cut inside to attack from a central position.
Good job marking Denis on occasion, but he did have some nervy times when Atalanta broke on the counter and got players forward.
N. de Jong
A fairly quiet start from the normally tenacious midfielder, who understandably still needs to get to grips with his surroundings and his teammates.
Perhaps tried to do too much when on the ball, because a slew of good runs into space were often halted by some shoddy decision making.
Though a little legged at times, Ambrosini proved otherwise to be a strong presence in midfield, and was able to break up a number of Atalanta attacks, which sparked his team forward.
Strikers of his ilk are often helpless once starved of service, and it did not help that Manfredini marked him completely out of the game. A real downer following his Bologna hat trick.
S. El Shaarawy
His pace was a troublesome sight for the Atalanta fullbacks at times, and he had a few tries at goal that called Consigli into action. Not always the most intelligent with the ball, however.
With three midfielders behind him to defend and support, his task was primarily a creative one. He had a handful of moments that threatened to wreak havoc on the Atalanta backline, but ultimately, he lacked the cutting edge needed.
A series of solid stops helped his team preserve the result. A figure of calm between the posts.
Tracked infield often to provide an extra body inside the box, and succeeded at making things congested for Milan in the centre.
Solid display in the centre of defence, and was happy to mop up any loose balls. Showed proficiency in getting his head on corners to clear.
Took Pazzini out of the equation with an exceptional display of man-marking. One last-ditch clearance to deny the striker a surefire tap-in was a particular highlight of an all-action defensive display.
Good play to force El Shaarawy infield on more than one occasion, but he could have done with a bit more help in tracking Atonini on the overlap.
Very eager to close down Milan whenever they entered his half of the field. His effort cannot be faulted, but his work on the ball left a bit to be desired, particularly his crossing.
Good work in forcing Boateng wide on a multitude of occasions, and was also quick to get forward on the counter to provide support.
His goal, a strong low strike into the corner, was taken excellently. His workrate throughout the match was also extremely commendable, a compliment that could be extended to most of the team.
Worked as hard as anyone in the first half, but definitely tired as the second period wore on, and was replaced in the closing stages.
A thorn in Milan’s side all game. He was often the one spearheading Atalanta on the counter, and the Rossoneri found it extremely difficult to pick up his runs infield from a wide position.
Proved a real handful for the Milan defence. His link up play was absolutely superb, and his ability to hold up the ball allowed his team to flow forward on the counter attack. One such sequence set up Cigarini for the winner.