Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Gyasi made a significant impact for Empoli in their Italian Serie A derby away to Fiorentina on Monday night.
The 29-year-old, who joined the club during the summer transfer window and started the game from the bench, scored a crucial goal just three minutes after his introduction, helping Empoli secure a 2-0 win.
The match began with Francesco Caputo giving Empoli the lead in the 21st minute. Caputo combined brilliantly with Alberto Grassi to find the back of the net. Empoli took this 1-0 lead into the second half.
Gyasi, entering the game as a substitute, quickly became the hero for Empoli as he netted a goal in the 81st minute, doubling the lead and sealing the victory for his team.
This goal was Gyasi’s first for Empoli since his transfer from Spezia earlier this season. Prior to Monday’s match, he had featured in five games for the club, starting in only two.
Emmanuel Gyasi, who has represented Ghana on three occasions, is expected to play a more prominent role for Empoli in the upcoming matches as his impressive performance has captured the attention of fans and management.
Empoli’s victory over Fiorentina in this Serie A clash sees them climb to 17th position with 7 points from 9 games in the league standings.