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Lazio have set their sights on a return to winning ways ahead of their trip to face Benevento in one of the early games of matchday 12 in the Italian topflight this term. Lazio are playing catch up on the other title contenders this season and they have their work cut out if they want to close the gap on the other big teams on the Italian Serie A standings after the shock loss to Hellas Verona at home. Lazio were beaten 2-1 at home by their opponents in one of the most surprising results in the league in recent times.

The away win over Lazio ensured that Hellas Verona move ahead of the capital club on the league standings. They move ahead of Lazio who have already lost four times in just 11 league games this season. Hellas Verona are up to seventh spot from eighth spot with 19 points, while Lazio are in ninth on the log after falling two places below their previous seventh spot due to the away loss at home to Verona.

Lazio would be hoping to return to winning ways at the home of Benevento on Tuesday night. Lazio are six points off holders Juventus who presently occupy the fourth and final Champions League position and also ten points off AC Milan at the top of the summit. On their part, Hellas Verona are four points off Juventus and eight points off Milan who are the pacesetters in the league this season.

Benevento are one of the league newcomers and they have started the season well with three wins, two draws and mr defeats from their 11 league games. Benevento are five points clear of the relegation zone and they are managed by AC Milan legend Filippo Inzaghi. Benevento drew 1-1 at home to Juventus last month to show that they are competitive this season but they don't have a recent good record against Lazio. Benevento have conceded 11 goals in their last two games against Lazio.



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