(IN THE PHOTO: Adel Taarabt in action during the match)MILAN – Not a positive result for the team yesterday evening but the statistics tell a different story. A fine first half that saw the team pushing forward at every occasion and the side were extremely unlucky to go in at the break a goal down.The first half statistics paint a clear picture: 58% possession and 240 passes compared to Juve’s 174. 16 shots from Milan with 8 on target and Buffon called onto action far more than is normal for the Bianconeri keeper. A powerful opening 45, similar to the match against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Bad luck saw the team go in at the break a goal down.The second half saw the team continue to push on with 60% possession, 86% of passes completed and 53% of tackles won compared to Juve’s 47%.All in all the team showed a great attitude and an ability to attack effectively against what was an organized Bianconeri side. Seedorf’s work was on show for all to see and the team deserved more. A positive and encouraging performance against the top team in the league and the reigning champions.Now the team face Udinese in Friuli in Saturday. The basis is there and there’s every reason for optimism regarding the future. Forza Milan!