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Alfred Duncan helps Fiorentina beat Genoa in Italy

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Ghanaian midfielder, Alfred Duncan

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Ghanaian midfielder Alfred Duncan helped Fiorentina secure their third straight victory by beating Genoa 2-1 in Seria A on Saturday.

After excelling in back-to-back wins, Duncan was surprisingly left on the bench, but after 26 minutes, he was introduced. He replaced Gaetano Castrovilli, who picked up a serious injury.

And the 28-year-old was the fourth highest-rated Fiorentina player by Sofascore with 7.1 ratings after an excellent display.

In the 65 minutes he spent on the field, Duncan contributed 44 touches, 27/33 (82%) accurate passes, successful in three of the attempted four ground duels and managed one shot on target.

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Before the game, manager Vincenzo Italiano said he wasn’t sure the midfielder would start, although he acknowledged Duncan had been outstanding in the last two games.

He said: “Based on the state of form, based on the behaviour during the week, based on the race strategy. We have eight midfielders; the problem is mine now, of the coach, so I will always try to send players who can do a great performance on the pitch.”

Duncan, who was almost sold in the summer transfer window, looks revitalised and has played three consecutive matches after missing the first two games.

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