Brazilian international Lucas Leiva was part of the Lazio midfield that struggled to impose themselves on the Italian Serie A clash with Hellas Verona at the weekend. Lucas Leiva and the other Lazio midfielders could not protect the defence from conceding four goals against their hosts.

The Lazio team under new manager Maurizio Sarri has been inconsistent in the league this season and this was further highlighted by the 4-1 loss to Verona on Sunday. The big defeat to Verona came on the back of the impressive 2-1 comeback win at home to defending champions Inter Milan.

Lucas Leiva started the Verona game and the Brazilian lasted for 63 minutes before he was substituted by his manager. Lucas was subbed off for Italian player DaniloCataldi. Giovanni Simeone had completed his hattrick to edge Verona 3-1 ahead just before Lucas Leiva left the game.
Argentine striker Giovanni Simeone was the star of the show after he scored four times for the home team. He ripped the Lazio defence to shreds with two goals apiece in each half.
Simeone scored two goals in the space of six minutes to give Verona a two-goal lead at the interval. His first goal came on the half hour mark off the assist from GianlucaCaprari. Simeone added a second goal for the hosts on 36 minutes off a Miguel Veloso assist.
Lazio pulled one back immediately after restart through the league's topscorer, Ciro Immobile. Italian international Immobile scored his eighth league goal of the season against Verona off the assist from Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The Lazio goal from Immobile amounted to nothing for the capital club in the end after they conceded two more goals to Simeone. The ex-Fiorentina and Genoa striker added a third Verona goal on 62 minutes before he completed his double brace in stoppage time to give Verona an emphatic win.