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Soccer: Daichi Kamada nets maiden Bundesliga strike in six-goal thriller

Amir Abrashi, right, from Freiburg battles for possession with Daichi Kamada from Frankfurt during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Sport-Club Freiburg at Commerzbank-Arena on May 26, 2020, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Pool/GettyKyodo)

BERLIN (Kyodo) -- Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada scored his first goal in Germany's top flight on Tuesday, helping Eintracht Frankfurt snap a five-match losing run in the league with a 3-3 draw at home to Freiburg.

    The visitors scored in the 67th and 69th minutes to lead 3-1 at Commerzbank Arena, but Kamada reduced the deficit in the 79th minute, taking advantage of poor defending to pounce with a left-footed shot.

    American Timothy Chandler completed a thrilling comeback for Eintracht three minutes later, netting with his first touch just a minute after coming on.

    The game was Frankfurt's third since the Bundesliga resumed following a two-month coronavirus shutdown, and they now sit five points clear of the relegation zone with seven matches remaining.

    The 23-year-old Kamada joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 2017 and spent last season on loan with Belgian side Sint-Truiden, where he scored 15 times.

    He has changed his shirt number from 40 to 15, the same as he wore for Sint-Truiden, hoping it will inspire him to replicate his scoring form in Belgium's Jupiler Pro League.

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