Ghana forward Kevin-Prince Boateng continued his strong recent goalscoring form as Sassuolo defeated Afriyie Acquah’s Empoli 3:1 in the Italian Serie A on Friday night football.
Francesco Caputo gave Empoli the lead after just 18 seconds at the Mapei Stadium.
Sassuolo snatched the leveller after 13 minutes though Boateng.
Alfred Duncan slipped a clever ball through to Di Francesco, who couldn’t find an angle to shoot from.
Instead, he cut it back for the onrushing Boateng, who slid in to knock it into the back of the net to register his second league goal of the campaign.
A minute later, Acquah picked up an injury and had to be substituted.
Gian Marco Ferrari made it 2-1 for Sassuolo in the 57th minute before Empoli got reduced to ten men after Miha Zajc collected his second yellow on 71 minutes.
Five minutes from time, Federico Di Francesco found the back of the net.