(IN THE PHOTO: Ricardo Kakà tries to get away from the Lazio defence)MILAN – The rossoneri came away from the Olimpico with an important point from a balanced match which was mostly contested in the middle of the field, with neither side fashioning too many chances. Let’s take a closer look at the Lazio-Milan match through the use of the statistics.In terms of possession, the numbers show that Milan enjoyed 51% of the possession in contrast to the biancocelesti’s 49%. The rossoneri didn’t suffer despite Lazio’s territorial dominance at certain stages of the match and in fact Milan showed their danger in the offensive phase every time they ventured forward into Lazio’s half.The possession, Mario Balotelli’s scorching shot which smashed against the post, Keisuke Honda’s header which went inches over in the final moments of the first-half are all encouraging signs from Milan in the attacking department and clear improvements compared to recent performances.Another interesting statistic comes from the balls recovered. Kevin Constant is the first in the list with 26. The defender from Guinea gave a solid performance on the left-flank reducing to the best of his abilities the threat of Lazio’s Antonio Candreva. Philippe Mexes and Michael Essien also deserve a mention with 22 and 20 balls won back from the opposition respectively.It’s an important step forward through an attentive and solid display by Clarence Seedorf’s men. Assistant coach Mauro Tassotti underlined this in his post-match interview to the Milan Channel in which he stated that the team’s performances are starting to improve and this is a sign that offers hope right now for AC Milan.