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Lucas Leiva is one of Europe’s most in-form goalscorers at the moment

Former Liverpool midfielder and notoriously goal-shy Brazilian Lucas Leiva has scored three times in his last three games for Lazio

Lucas Leiva scored one goal in 247 Premier League games for Liverpool.

To rephrase that, the very un-Brazilian Brazilian midfielder netted one league goal in ten years.

He’s since joined Serie A side Lazio where, prior to 15 March, he’d scored a fairly prolific one goal in 37 games.


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We’d leave most clubs in world football to wear that kit

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We’d leave most clubs in world football to wear that kit

But then, from 15 March, something very, very strange happened.

First Lucas scored against Dynamo Kiev in a 2-0 Europa League win.

Then, three days later, Lucas found the back of the net in a 1-1 draw with Bologna.

Unsurprisingly he didn’t have a celebration planned

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Unsurprisingly he didn’t have a celebration planned

You’d think he’d be tempted to retire after scoring back-to-back goals for the first time in his career.

Far from it.

Lucas netted in Lazio’s 6-2 thumping of Benevento to make it three in three.

We want whatever he’s having

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We want whatever he’s having

Ciro Immobile, who’s scored 36 goals in all competitions this season, has found of the net twice in the same period.

So Lucas is currently the most in-form player at Lazio, which is something we thought we’d only be writing on April Fool’s Day.

Barcelona transfer bid incoming.


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