Verona beat 10-man Benevento in Serie A

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Antonin Barak netted a brace as Hellas Verona beat 10-man Benevento 3-1 in Serie A on Monday.

A close-range effort and a smashing shot from the Czech midfielder came before and after a temporary equaliser from Benevento striker Gianluca Lapadula.

Benevento's other forward Gianluca Caprari was red-carded for protesting in the 73rd, and Darko Lazovic wrapped up matters with a header four minutes later.

Verona, who boast the league's best defence with three goals conceded, are in seventh place level on 11 points with Napoli, Inter Milan and Roma.

Benevento are five points back in 14th place.