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Gent 2-5 Genk: Samatta double helps Genk to massive away win

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Mbwana Samatta scored two goals as Genk blew past Gent 5-2 in a Europa League last-16 first leg.

The Belgian rivals produced a seven-goal thriller, but it was Genk who took a big step toward the quarterfinal by notching five away tallies in a three-goal victory.

Genk rolled to a 4-1 halftime lead before Gent pulled a goal back through Kalifa Coulibaly in the second half. But Jeremy Perbet's penalty miss followed by Samatta's second of the night put the game, and possibly the tie, beyond reach for the home side.

The misery was compounded late for Gent, as Anderson Esiti was sent off for a second yellow card.

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