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Samatta scores as Ozil’s Fenerbahce defeats Kasimpasa

The Tanzania international was among the scorers as the Yellow Canaries overpowered Sadi Ceri’s Apaches

Mbwana Samatta was on goal as Fenerbahce silenced Kasimpasa 4-1 on Monday night.

The 28-year-old striker scored his side’s second goal as the Yellow Canaries passed the Apaches at Can Bartu facilities.

In the disputed pre-season meeting to prepare the two teams for the 2021-22 Super Lig campaign, it was Fenerbahce who took the lead in the 13th minute thanks to Irfan Kahveci’s penalty.

Samatta was knocked down by goalkeeper Harun Tekin inside the penalty area, prompting referee Mustafa Filiz to point the finger at the spot, with Kahveci making no mistake in converting the resulting kick.

The Tanzanian star doubled his side’s advantage in the 26th minute after scoring from a tight angle after controlling a cross from Irfan Can.

In the goal-laden first half, Yusuf Erdogan brought back a goal for Kasimpasa after beating goalkeeper Berke Ozer from the penalty spot after being fouled by Uruguayan defender Mauricio Lemos.

At halftime, manager Vitor Pereira presented new legs as Samatta stepped out for Serdar Dursun, while Congolese defender Marcel Tisserand was introduced for England’s Steven Caulker and Nigerian Bright Osayi-Samuel for Nazim Sangare .

Four minutes into the second half, the 19-time Super Lig champions regained their two-goal advantage thanks to Serdar Dursun’s penalty after a foul on Osayi-Samuel in the box.

Dominating all departments of the game, Mert Hakan Yandas scored the fourth goal for Fenerbahce two minutes after Dursun’s hour mark.

Despite impressive offensive forays from both teams, there were no goals in the remaining minutes of the game.

“I think we had a good preparation,” said Yandas the club website.

“Now we have two days off, then we have a camp abroad. Hopefully we can prepare very well until the start of the season and achieve what we want this year.

“We want to crown him with a championship. In addition, we try to do what our manager wants. “

Fenerbahce will face Italian Premier League side Udinese in their next outing on July 24.

Samatta joined Aston Villa for £ 8.5million from Belgian top-flight team Genk in 2020, however, he failed to have the desired impact in England, scoring just twice in 16 appearances.

Additionally, the arrival of Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore meant he was in surplus for the needs of Dean Smith’s squad, so he was loaned to Turkey.

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