Summer signing Prince Obeng Ampem opened his scoring account for HNK Rijeka in the Europa Conference League Thursday night.
The 23-year-old Ghana forward netted the second goal as his Croatian side recorded a 2-0 win in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie away to Malta’s Gzira United at the Ta’ Qali Stadium.
Denis Busnja opened the scoring on 57 minutes before Obeng Ampem added his own 13 minutes from time.
The hosts had just one shot on target as they chased a goal but they now have it all to do in Croatia next week if they are to progress, with the winners facing Hibs unless Santa Coloma perform a miracle in Andorra.
Rijeka had Ivan Lepinjica sent off for two bookable offences in the closing stages but the visitors held on to take a 2-0 win going into the return leg at the Stadion Rujevica next Thursday.