Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah scored as Empoli earned their first win of 2019 after beating Sassuolo 3-0 in the Italian Serie A on Sunday afternoon. 

Empoli broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute with a sensational solo effort from Krunic. He gathered in midfield, surged forward, shrugged off several challenges and placed a delightful lob over the on-rushing Andrea Consigli.

Moments later, Empoli doubled their advantage with another well-worked goal. Diego Farias sprung the offside trap down the right and pulled back for Afriyie Acquah to side-foot home from 12 yards. The goal was Acquah’s second of the season. 

Farias sealed the win a stunning solo effort in the second half. 

The win takes Empoli three points above the relegation zone.