Hat-trick of headers in four-goal haul for Parolo as Lazio thump Pescara

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Marco Parolo scored four goals, including a hat-trick of headers, as Lazio thumped Serie A's bottom side Pescara 6-2 on Sunday.

The midfielder nodded home crosses from Felipe Anderson and Lucas Biglia to put Champions League hopefuls Lazio 2-0 up after just 14 minutes at Stadio Adriatico.

Pescara initially responded strongly, Ahmed Benali and Gaston Brugman pulling them level either side of Gianluca Caprari seeing a penalty saved.

Yet Lazio were back in front just three minutes after the interval, Parolo nodding home a rebound from close range to seal his hat-trick.

Keita Balde Diao and Ciro Immobile each scored from close range to make the points safe for Simone Inzaghi's men.

Parolo then scored his fourth, arriving late to sweep home a Senad Lulic cross, and his headed hat-trick is the first in a Serie A game since Joaquin Larrivey achieved the feat for Cagliari in a 6-3 loss against Napoli in March 2012.