Had little to do in the first half but the ever-alert Spaniard was always there when Napoli needed him, most crucially when Sculli looked certain to latch onto a misplaced Hamsik pass. Absolutely nothing he could do about Calaio's free, though.
Did not do anything wrong in defence but, just like Reveillere, did not get forward enough.
A liability all evening. Was tormented by Konate, who muscled him off the ball at one point in the first half before turning him inside out just after the break. Deservedly booked for hacking down Fetfatzidis.
Concentration was suspect at times but came up trumps with a superb clearance off the line when Konate thought he'd scored.
Defended competently enough but offered very little from an attacking perspective.
Always looking to pick a killer pass, which he did to devastating effect 18 minutes in with the most expertly-weighted through-ball for Higuain to net the opener. However, influence waned the longer the game went on.
Used the ball quite well in the first half but was nowhere near as effective after the break and was unsurprisingly replaced late on.
Showed plenty of dynamism and endeavour, and did well not to react to any one of the rough challenges he was subjected to.
Like Napoli, had a fine first half, underlining his class and composure with a sublime dinked finish from Hamsik's pass. However, he was isolated in the second half and became increasingly frustrated as a result.
Linked well with Higuain at times but did not carry the same goal threat as usual.
An absolute livewire in the first half, Mertens terrorised the Genoa defence. Was a tad selfish at times but repeatedly went close with fine strikes from distance. However, lucky not to see red during a less impressive second half.
Perhaps should have stayed on his line for Higuain's goal, or at least made himself bigger - but he dealt competently with everything that Mertens fired at him.
Initially struggled badly to contain the electic Mertens but did a fine job keeping the Belgian quiet after the break.
Had his own difficulties dealing with Higuain but played a key role in Genoa restricting Napoli to just one goal.
Defended excellently, making a number of vital interceptions, while at the same time offering an excellent outlet down the left flank, teeing up Konate for a great chance.
S. De Maio
A real threat at set pieces for Genoa but was suspect, defensively, often getting pulled out of position and lost Higuain for the goal.
Struggled dreadfully to get himself into the game, so it was not in the least bit surprising that he was hauled off just after the hour mark.
One of Genoa's better players, Matuzalem troubled Napoli with his passing and dead-ball deliveries. However, could easily have got himself sent off in the second half with a succession of risky challenges.
Composed on the ball and strong in the tackle, Bertolacci helped Genoa wrest control of the midfield in the second half.
A real mixed bag from Sculli. He caused problems throughout but he really should have scored after being put in on goal by Konate in the second half. Also fortunate to stay on the pitch after a terrible tackle on Behrami.
Genoa's most consistent attacking threat, Konate gave Albiol the runaround all evening. However, his finishing repeatedly let him down.
Was utterly anonymous before being replaced at half-time. One would hope his non-performance was down to an injury of some sort ...
Came on for Gilardino at half-time and made a big impact, with his quick feet and elusiveness. Genoa looked so much more menacing with him on the field.
Another sub who wasted little time in putting himself about. Indeed, it was Centurion who won the free from which Calaio equalised.
Earned Genoa a fully deserved draw with a stunning free kick. To his credit, the former Napoli man didn't over-celebrate his wonderful strike, either.