A very poor performance from a keeper who usually does much better. His poor parry lead to Milan's first goal and he was beaten at his near post for the second. Nervy and nearly dispossessed by El Shaarawy on another occasion.
Epitomises this Udinese side with his boundless energy. Involved heavily in both attacking and defending, as he kept El Shaarawy from shooting in the 54th minute. Could have reacted quicker in a shooting position at 1-0.
Kept Robinho under a leash for the entire match, giving him barely an inch. However, he simply could not do the same with Maxi Lopez, allowing Milan to come back from behind and win.
One of the most tireless players on the pitch. Full of running and always offered an outlet. Went down with an enormous scream under Mesbah's challenge with 20 minutes to go.
Made a good clearance early in the second half, and nearly scored himself when his toe poke forced a save out of Amelia. Like his defensive team-mates, played very well for 70 minutes but suffered for the last 20.
Up until his side's late collapse, led his backline very well. Barked orders and organised his defence. Not at fault for the first goal but shares blame on Milan's second.
Began the game superbly with his quick pass to send Di Natale past Mexes for the first goal, but faded in the rest of the match. More of his passing was needed up front and he simply didn't offer it.
One of the more invisible Udinese players on the night. Worked well to help his side keep shape and limit Milan's space, but not as influential as many of his team-mates.
Had a very good game, constantly bombing down his flank and not afraid to shoot on goal. His match ended early when Ambrosini fell on his leg, an event that forced him off in some pain.
Sent in a poor shot with just six minutes gone, but often ran back to defend whenever Milan had the ball. Another hard worker on a team full of them.
A. Di Natale
Who else? Opened the scoring with a fantastic finish after leaving Mexes behind. Made a great pass in the 21st minute as well, but was guilty of being lazy with the offside trap and found himself whistled more than he would've liked.
Could do little with the goal he conceded and made a number of superb stops, especially at the very end. Denied Armero and Floro Flores to keep his side with all three points.
By no means a world beater but doesn't look out of place in this side, either. Made a great run back to prevent Armero from scoring in the 62nd minute.
One of the few players for Milan who matched the home side's tenacity. Always looked to feed his strikers and made a crucial interception from Armero on 66 minutes to keep his side in the game.
As usual, Milan's best defender on the night. Did well to contain the home side and faultless for the goal, which deflected in off his foot as he raced to cover where Mexes should have been.
A poor game from the new arrival, who suffered greatly with Udinese's pace. At fault for the first goal and struggled to stay in position.
Another veteran and another poor performer. Often overrun in the middle of the pitch and offered almost nothing creatively going forward.
Lively as ever but not as sharp as one would expect from a player who has scored so many this season. Should've knocked in an equaliser with a glancing header from eight yards out on 49 minutes.
Could not carve open Udinese at all, despite the occasional good cross. Made a good tackle in the 60th minute but Milan needed more from him offensively on the night.
An awful performance from the veteran. Poor passes, poor corners, a silly back-heel in the 60th minute that cost his side possession, and showed bad decision-making on the corner and subsequent cross on 66 minutes.
S. El Shaarawy
A star in the making. So quiet for nearly the whole match but exploded into life with Maxi Lopez's introduction. His shot lead to the first goal and his cool finish gave Milan all three points.
Somehow failed to score with Handanovic pulled out of goal with 78 minutes gone. Lost possession often; it says it all that it was Maxi Lopez's introduction rather than the Brazilian's guile which allowed Milan to score twice.
- 21 D. Padelli
- 32 D. Ferronetti
Came on for Isla during the last half hour in what proved to be a seamless shift, allowing Udinese to continue breaking as they had been. Not as good as his predecessor in getting into space, however.
- 16 A. Coda
Came on with just minutes to go and had no discernible effect on the match.
A. Floro Flores
A very late gamble for Guidolin that nearly paid off, as the striker was all too happy to shoot, but couldn't get past Amelia.
- 37 R. Pereyra
- 30 F. Roma
- 19 G. Zambrotta
Late sub for Robinho.
- 77 L. Antonini
- 34 B. Cristante
- 9 F. Inzaghi
The unlikeliest of heroes turned the match from a loss into a win. Came on for Nocerino and pounced on the rebound for Milan's first, before slipping the ball to El Shaarawy for the second. A dynamite display.