Nothing the Milan keeper could do about the two goals in a game in which he otherwise had very little to do. Couldn't get near the headed opener and was outfoxed by Bergessio's clever dink.
M. De Sciglio
Booked in the opening 10 minutes for a scything tackle on the Catania captain Izco. Did well to get beyond El Shaarawy a couple of times but didn't have his finest game.
Marauded down the right side constantly for the first half, playing a big part in Milan's equaliser and unperturbed by Bergessio's attempts to amputate him. Another strong performances from one of the game's up and coming fullbacks.
Like Mexes, Bonera didn't have too much to deal with at centre-back this evening as Milan did the bast majority of the pressing.
Did not have to much to do in defence apart from anticipate counterattacks from the opposition. Found himself in the opposing half for chunks of the second period, causing problems in the air.
Was getting increasingly exacerbated as the first half wore on by some of the chances he and his team were missing and the relief was evident in the celebration of his well-taken goal.
Smashed the crossbar with an effort in the first half and wasted a good heading opportunity as well. Good awareness to set up Flamini for the equaliser.
For a player who has shown his frustration at the lack of first team opportunites, Nocerino did not make the most of his chance tonight, substituted after a fairly lacklustre display.
Had an early crack at goal but apart from that, the Milan midfielder was kept largely quiet along with Nocerino.
He was always going to figure on his comeback and threatened from the early stages. Denied only by a stunning save from Frison in the opening half. Finally got his goal late on thanks to a stoppage-time penalty.
S. El Shaarawy
Has struggled for form recently after such an impressive start to the season and failed to get in on the act in the opening half of tormenting the Catania back line. Was substituted after wasting a couple of good chances to score his first goal since February.
Absurdly booked for time-wasting in the first half but made up for it with a couple of smart stops, most notably from Balotelli's free kick. Nothing he could do about Flamini's volley but question marks over his keeping for Pazzini's first.
Was given a torrid time by Abate down the flank and was a little unfortunate to be booked for handball. Will point to the fact that none of the goals came down his flank.
Partnered Legrottaglie well in the opening half where Catania almost shut out their more illustrious opponents. Went missing in the second half however and was slow to react for Pazzini's two tap ins.
Powered his side into the lead with a bullet header to open the scoring and defended well on the whole throughout the opening forty-five. Took one for the team by taking out El Shaarawy and picking up a yellow card.
Was part of midfield that kept Nocerino and Montolivo quiet for large parts of the game. Lost his cool a little when Catania surrendered the lead and was subsequently substituted.
Swung in the free kick that saw Legrottaglie leap and head the visitors into the lead. Did well alongside Almiron to keep Milan's advances through the centre at bay, but things unraveled quickly after Pazzini's leveler.
Chopped down early on by De Sciglio but that didn't deter his performance. Did well to frustrate El Shaarawy all night, a performance that saw his opposite man substituted.
Solid performance in midfield that saw him link well with both the players behind him and in front. Did well to break up Milan attacks on a couple of occasions.
Showed great awareness to tee up Bergessio with a cutting through-ball. Set up the same player later but could perhaps have provided a better cross with the space he was afforded.
Almost anonymous throughout proceedings, the winger did little to help his team mate Marchese out with the the problem of Abate. Catania's defensive trouble on that flank probably explains why he saw little of the ball.