Richmond Boakye’s Red Star Belgrade progress into Champions League group stage

The Ghana international helped the Star return to the European tournament after scoring three goals in the qualifiers

Richmond Boakye helped his Serbian club Red Star Belgrade reach the Uefa Champions League group stage on Tuesday night.

Locked at 2-2 after the first leg, the Star battled to a 1-1 draw against Young Boys, with El Fardou Ben Nabouhane’s own goal cancelling out Aleksa Vukanovic’s 59th-minute opener in the second leg of their qualifying game at Stadion Rajko Mitic.

The result saw Vladan Milojevic’s men reach the next stage of the European tournament on the away goal rule.

Boakye, who has scored three goals in eight appearances in the competition this season, featured for 62 minutes before making way for Tomane.

The Ghana international will hope to add to his efforts when his side take on Vojvodina in their next league game on Saturday.