Anthony Nwakaeme played 71 minutes while Mikel Obi was an unused substitute in the 3-1 road win over AEK Athens FC in the Europa League.
A swift come back after going behind in the opening 4 minutes saw the Karadeniz Fırtınası take the lead before half-time; putting two past the host despite missing a penalty.
The night was made for 25 year-old Ghanaian Forward Caleb Ekuban he followed his first half brace with a 70th minute insurance goal for his side to complete his hat-trick.
Harika bir takım oyunu ve Ekuban’ın hattrick’i ile Trabzonsporumuz Avrupa’da 50. galibiyetini alıyor ve eve zaferle dönüyor! 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/CVwJxdChmt
— Trabzonspor Kulübü (@Trabzonspor) August 22, 2019
Trabzonspor will take the first-leg advantage back to the Medical Park Stadium on August 29 and will hope to reach teh group stage of the competition for the first time since 2014.