Player Ratings: Chievo 0-1 AC Milan Sulley Muntari's eighth-minute strike was enough to send the Rossoneri back to the top of Serie A despite a lethargic performance from the understrength visitors http://www.goal.com/en/match/65000/chievo-vs-ac-milan/player-ratings AC Milan Christian Abbiati 6.5 Picked up a knock to his left foot in the first half but battled on bravely and made a fantastic save to thwart Pellissier soon after the break. Alessandro Nesta 7.0 The fever-hit centre-back looked sluggish as Paloschi muscled past him early on, but his anticipation came to Milan’s rescue after a Muntari slip saw Chievo push forward. Only improved from there, and led the back line superbly for the most part. Gianluca Zambrotta 6.0 Never looked fully up to speed whenever a Chievo player ran at him, and was booked for bringing down Pellissier just before the hour mark. Showed great experience later to see off a dangerous ball in behind for the striker. Mattia De Sciglio 6.0 Looked raw at times, but not out of his depth by any means. Occasionally lacked calm on the ball when he could have spotted a team-mate rather than play it into the channel, but it was one of few negatives. Mario Alberto Yepes 6.5 Covered well after Nesta lost out to Paloschi, and was largely very solid, though he did let the ball run on a Luciano cross that he should have dealt with to cause a momentary panic for Abbiati. His late nose injury added to Milan’s current health woes. Gennaro Ivan Gattuso 6.5 Put in a good shift on his return to the starting lineup, but was less mobile than the Gennaro Gattuso we know and love. One decent run into the box couldn’t quite win him a corner, and was his last act before being replaced by El Shaarawy. Clarence Seedorf 6.0 Saw very little of the ball in the trequartista position as Milan found Chievo’s endeavour tough to combat, but looked much more comfortable when he dropped back into the centre of midfield before his late substitution. Sulley Ali Muntari Top of the Match 7.0 Drilled a magnificent out-swinging shot from long range beyond Sorrentino to settle Milan’s early nerves, and his general performance was decent if not spectacular. Booked for bringing down Pellissier and almost talked his way into a red, but he was the Rossoneri's best battler in a dogged display. Antonio Nocerino 5.5 His heavy touch when clean through was the difference between a 2-0 lead and a clattering from Stefano Sorrentino, but he continued to work the channel well. Dropped a couple of passes short when Milan were building momentum. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6.5 Regularly tried to get involved even though it was one of those games where Milan rarely got the ball up to him. Dropped back to help out in midfield on a number of occasions, and then almost struck when curling an effort from 25 yards just wide. Robinho 5.5 Brilliantly worked his way into space late in the first half, but saw his shot deflected wide of the near post. It was one of few highlights in the Brazilian’s evening before he was replaced by Emanuelson with a quarter of the match remaining. • Substitutions Urby Emanuelson 6.0 Brought on for Robinho for the final quarter, but when he had a great chance to send in Ibrahimovic he over hit the pass. Rodney Strasser N/A Late replacement for Seedorf. Stephan El Shaarawy 6.0 Replaced the tiring Gattuso just after the hour mark, but was unable to get a decent sight on goal.