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Afriyie Acquah emerges as Serie A’s best dribbler on opening weekend
Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah had more successful dribbles than any other player on the weekend of the Italian Serie A.
According to OptaPaolo, the new Empoli signing completed six dribbles on his debut as the Blues beat Cagliari 2-0 at home on Sunday.
This means he was most successful in taking on opponents.
Not even marquee summer signings like Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Javier Pastore could come close.
Acquah was named in the Empoli starting line-up after just one training with the team following his transfer deadline day announcement on Friday.
The 26-year-old gelled with his teammates and lasted the entire duration.
He is on a season-long loan move from Torino where he played for three seasons.
6 - Afriyie Acquah is the player that completed the most dribbles in the Serie A 2018-19 Matchday 1 (six). Sprint. pic.twitter.com/zVaZ9O1GEl— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) August 21, 2018
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