Gent hosted Wolfsburg on Wednesday for the resumption of both sides' UEFA Champions League campaigns.
The Group H runners-up snuck into the knockout stages ahead of Valencia and Lyon, while Wolfsburg advanced from Group B ahead of Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven.
The visitors took the lead shortly before half-time thanks to some brilliant skill and a fine finish by Julian Draxler:
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Así fue el de Julian Draxler Gana la visita al cierre del 1T. #Gent 0-1 #Wolfsburgo #ChampionsLeague #DeporteDirecto https://t.co/Ny6WbIK7Hw2016-2-17 20:48:24
#UCL #KAAWOB Draxler makes it 1-0 for #VfL_Wolfsburg before half time. https://t.co/i28FfSnEmK2016-2-17 20:33:43
The German added a second eight minutes into the second half with a beautiful chipped finish:
GOOOOOOOAL: 2-0 Wolfsburg!! Draxler with his 2nd https://t.co/UIfGkJuUe62016-2-17 20:58:09
And Max Kruse scored Wolfsburg's third away goal shortly afterwards from close range:
#UCL #KAAWOB Kruse makes it 3-0 for #VfL_Wolfsburg and this match is all over surely? https://t.co/pFFvp36JTV2016-2-17 21:05:47
Sven Kums pulled one back for Gent with 10 minutes to play:
GOAL! #Gent 1-3 #Wolfsburg (#Kums 80) #UCL https://t.co/5gcma7ozbA2016-2-17 21:26:27
And Kalifa Coulibaly ensured a nervy finish for Wolfsburg with a tidy headed finish:
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Coulibaly || KAA Gent 2x3 Wolfsburg #ChampionsLeague https://t.co/WvYuCvuYuO2016-2-17 21:34:21
But Wolfsburg hung on to ensure they take a lead with them back to Germany in three weeks' time, as well as three vital away goals.