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Football: Kamada scores for 3rd straight game for Sint-Truiden

Japanese forward Daichi Kamada scored for the third straight game for Belgian Premier League side Sint-Truiden on Saturday, netting the opener in a 2-2 draw with Club Brugge.

Kamada gave his side the lead in the 18th minute at the Stayen football stadium when he received a pass inside the box and shot directly at Club Brugge keeper Karlo Letica, who got a hand to the ball but spilled it over the line.

Club Brugge went into halftime 2-1 up thanks to a penalty from Hans Vanaken and a 41st-minute strike from Siebe Schrijvers.

Sint-Truiden secured a share of the points with 12 minutes left when substitute defender Mats Rits turned the ball into his own net.

The 22-year-old Kamada has hit five goals in six matches since joining Sint-Truiden on loan from German first-division side Eintracht Frankfurt in August.

«I think it was a lucky goal, but it’s important for me to keep taking shots,» Kamada said of his latest strike.

The only appearance in which he failed to score was a one-minute cameo as a substitute against Anderlecht on Sept. 30. He has netted in all three subsequent matches, all of them as a starter.

«I want to help the team win by scoring. I’m going to work hard to keep it up,» Kamada said.

Sint-Truiden’s starting 11 on Saturday included two other Japanese players — internationals Takehiro Tomiyasu at right-back and Wataru Endo in midfield. The club, currently seventh in the league, is owned by Japanese e-commerce firm DMM.com.

All — Kyodo News+

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