Europe's worst side fall to yet another defeat

Newly promoted Benevento Calcio are currently in the process of re-writing the history books recording the worst ever start for a side in Serie A.

Europe's worst side fall to yet another defeat

The first season in Serie A for Benevento Calcio has not been kind on the "Stregoni" with the arrival of new coach Roberto De Zerbi last week doing little to improve the fortunes of the club from outside Naples with a witch on their crest.

Benevento's Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi looks at his players before the Italian Serie a football match Benevento Calcio vs SS Lazio on october 29, 2017 at the Ciro Vigorito Stadium in Benevento.

They now rival French outfit Grenoble who dug themselves into a similar hole early on -- a run off 11 successive defeats to open the 2009-10 campaign which ultimately condemned them to relegation from Ligue 1.

No other European club in a major league have had a worse start to the season -- apart from Manchester United relegated after the 1930-1931 season after losing their first 12 matches.

1-5 at home 

Today the men in red and yellow crashed to a 1-5 home defeat at the hands of SS Lazio who have had a turbulent week after the Anne Frank sticker scandal that rocked the world of Italian football.

Lazio's players Ciro Immobile (C), Adam Marusic (L) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic wear a shirt with a picture of Anne Frank before their Serie A soccer match against Bologna

Immobile gave an inspirational performance again for Lazio -- who claimed a sixth straight Serie A win -- as he scored after 13 minutes and set up three goals.

Moroccan Achraf Lazaar pulled one back for Benvento in the second half -- just their fourth of the season -- but Lazio added another two more through Marco Parolo and Nani.

Benevento vs LazioBenevento (Italy), 29/10/2017.- Benevento's players show their dejection at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match Benevento Calcio vs SS Lazio at Ciro Vigorito stadium in Benevento, Italy, 29 October 2017. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MARIO TADDEO

No other team in any European league can boast 0 points with their nearest contenders coming from Bulgaria with Vitosha Bistritsa on just two points secured from two draws after 14 games in the Bulgarian top flight. 

Next up for Benevento.... Juventus away !