Samatta’s club KRC Genk of Belgium lost to Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg by a score of 6-2.
Samatta scored in the 52nd minute through a diving header following a cross from the left by Theo Bongonda.
Samatta was a doubt for the clash after he picked up a knee injury during Tanzania’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Burundi on September 8.
Genk qualified automatically for the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time after winning the Belgian championship in 2018/2019.
With five goals in six league matches this season, Samatta is the Belgian First League’s joint top scorer.
Genk will play Oostende next in the Belgian Pro League on Saturday.