Ghanaian international Caleb Ekuban netted a hat-trick to help Trabzonspor post an emphatic 3-1 win over AEK Athens in the first leg of the final round of the Europa League qualifying round on Thursday night.
The Turkish side is chasing qualification for the group stage of the 2019/2020 Europa League competition.
Having traveled to Greece, Trabzonspor had to rely on Caleb Ekuban after going behind through a Marko Livaja opener for AEK Athens on the 4th minute.
Two goals from the Black Stars forward in the first half drew the Turkish top-flight side level on the 29th minute before giving them the lead with just a minute to go into recess.
Ekuban completed his hat-trick on the 70th minute following a series of good attacking plays after resuming the second half.
The win has given Trabzonspor a huge boost as they go into the second leg of the tie next week in Turkey.
Watch highlights of Caleb Ekuban’s hat-trick in the video below.