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Osman Bukari scores first hat-trick for Red Star in 5-0 thrashing of Pyunik

Ghanaian winger, Osman Bukari bagged his first hat-trick for Red Star Belgrade as they hammered Armenian side Pyunik 5-0 on Wednesday night in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

The Black Stars player broke the backline of Pyunik with his blistering pace following a counterattack, before going round the goalkeeper and placing the ball in the back of the net.

He turned provider four minutes later as Zambian player, Kings Kangwa doubled the lead.

Bukari found the back of the net again just before the stroke of halftime.

After the first half, the former Accra Lions FC bagged his third of the night in the 70th minute to make the scoreline 4-0 as Red Star Belgrade dominated the UEFA Champions League qualifier.

Bukari, 23, was replaced six minutes later by countryman Ibrahim Mustapha.

Stefan Mitriovuic came off the bench to score the final goal.

The second leg will be played next week with the winner progressing to the play-offs stage.

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