The Palermo goalkeeper was not overly worked but did make a few decent saves to deny Luca Toni in the first half and then Veloso in the second.
Worked incredibly hard on the right-hand side. Almost provided an assist with an excellent cross which Pinilla hooked against the post.
Was a strong presence beside Munoz. Helped limit Genoa's goalscoring chances, particularly in the second half.
Like his fellow full-back Cassani, Balzaretti is incessant in his work down the flank. Gets up and down and always seems to be involved.
A rock at the back for the Sicilians. Handled Luca Toni in an impressive manner.
Made a bright start on the right, flashing over an inviting cross for Pinilla, bit faded slightly in the second half and was replaced by Goian as Palermo looked to close out the game.
Worked hard on the left but allowed his left-back to do most of the work. Appearing to take a back seat rather than being lazy.
The midfielder's shaven head makes him distinctive - but he also stood out for his all-action midfield performance.
A wonderful performance from the graceful attacking midfielder. Full of imaginative flicks and visionary passing. Frightening to think that there is much more to come.
Sat beside Migliaccio and was tidy and precise in his play. An interesting foil for his more robust partner.
It's difficult to evaluate the Chilean's performance as he missed so many chances. However, he kept getting into great positions and was unlucky with a couple of his efforts - and did, of course, score the winning goal. Got there in the end.
The Portuguese stopper denied Pinilla on a couple of occasions - one stop when the Chilean tried to round him was particularly brilliant - and was also saved by his post.
Was not at his best tonight and was caught out on a couple of occasions.
Made a crucial interception in the second half but was also posted missing on a number of occasions.
Failed in his job, especially in the first half as Pinilla was presented with chance after chance.
Started in the centre of midfield but looked far more comfortable when moved to right-back after his coach made changes at the interval.
The left-sided player appeared to be off the boil tonight. Not as influential as he usually is and seemed strangely subdued.
One of Genoa's big name signings came on at the break and added drive and determination to the midfield. Could maybe have done a little better with an 80th minute chance.
The Hoffenheim loanee tried to dictate things in the early stages but was soon dominated by Migliaccio and Bacinovic.
The wide-man was fairly anonymous and only really came to life towards the end.
The big striker was relentlessly booed by the home fans and would have surely loved to have scored to keep them quiet, but had three efforts well saved by Sirigu.
- 99 F. Benussi
Came on for Ilicic to help defend his side's 1-0 lead and did a sterling job.
- 36 M. Darmian
- 4 P. Kasami
- 24 N. Rigoni
Replaced Pastore late on in a cameo appearance.
The Palermo icon replaced goalscorer Pinilla with 10 minutes to go and tried to get involved.
- 73 A. Scarpi
- 5 N. Tomović
- 24 E. Moretti
- 23 F. Modesto
A peripheral figure, so it was no surprise when he was replaced by Veloso at the break.
Young Ghanaian replaced Dainelli and made an impact but should have at least hit the target with a late, late opportunity to restore parity.
The Inter loanee really troubled Palermo with his pace and direct running style.