Gent missed the chance to move third in the Belgian championship playoff table after losing 3-2 at home to Kortrijk.
The visitor, which is all but out of contention for European football next season, cruised for much of the encounter, establishing a 3-0 lead before a late fightback from Gent gave the scoreline a misleading look.
Substitute Peter Czvitkovics added a third before
Gent remains in the UEFA Europa League playoff spot, a point behind third-placed Genk.
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