ISL: Diamantakos scores brace as Kerala Blasters bounce back to hold Chennaiyin 3-3

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Dimitrios Diamantakos is congratulated by his Kerala Blasters' teammates after making it 3-3 against Chennaiyin at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Wednesday. Photo: ISL

Kochi: Dimitrios Diamantakos scored a brace as Kerala Blasters bounced back to draw 3-3 against Chennaiyin FC and extend their unbeaten record in the Indian Super League to five games.

Blasters remain on top of the points table with 17 points from 8 points.

Rahim Ali had given Chennaiyin a shock lead inside the first minute. Diamantakos equalised ten minutes later with a penalty won for a foul on Kwame Peprah.

But the visitors were back in front just two minutes later after Jordan Murray converted a penalty to silence his former club's home support.

Murray was again on the mark in the 24th minute as Chennaiyin raced to a 3-1 lead. However, Peprah gave the hosts a lifeline with a goal on 38 minutes.
Ali was substituted off at halftime with an injury.

The high-intensity game found a sixth goal when Diamantakos bagged his brace and ensured a point for the Blasters shortly before the hour.

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