All of Carlo Ancelotti's high powered summer acquisitions were on display. Flamini, Ronaldinho, and Sheva started for Milan but they ran out of gas as a lively Genoa team ran their legs off. Genoa won through Sciulli and Milito's PK in stoppage time. This is Milan's second loss and Ancelotti must be second guessing his high priced transfer choices. Kaka made some runs but he looked like Riise with his finishing. Maldini and Zambrotta were awful.
Mathieu Flamini was replaced by Pato in the second half who had his team's best chance. It has not been the dream debut for the ex- Arsenal midfielder.