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Ola Aina vs. Dominic Solanke kicking accuracy challenge

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Carabao! POW!

In Episode 2 of Carabao's "Can You Kick It" challenge at Chelsea, first-team youngsters Ola Aina and Dominic Solanke matched their skills against each other in trying to kick down a stack of cans from the halfway line.

As we learned in Episode 1 (wherein Nathaniel Chalobah edged out Ruben Loftus-Cheek), players agreed that the ball could not be rolled or kicked or bowled along the ground, which presumably would've made the challenge a fair bit easier.  So much like the struggles of Chalobah and RLC, Aina and Solanke also struggled to find the required accuracy to knock down the stack.

In fairness, both youngsters came quite close with a few of their shots and eventually Solanke got lucky and got in a glancing blow.  With Aina missing all of his shots, Solanke won the matchup and is now joint top with Solanke on the leaderboard.  Presumably these scores will factor into later challenges?  We'll see.