Multi-goal explosion Oh Hyun-kyu (22, Celtic) has finally gotten his chance to break into the first team.
Celtic thrashed Aberdeen 6-0 in the 13th round of the 2023-2024 Scottish Premiership at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday (Aug. 12). With 35 points, Celtic maintained its lead over second-place Rangers (27 points).레모나토토
It was the day of the South Koreans. Yang Hyun-joon, who started at right back, opened the scoring in the ninth minute. It was Yang’s debut goal for Celtic.
In the 16th minute, Celtic made it 2-0 with a goal from in-form striker and last season’s top scorer Kyogo Furuhashi. Celtic added four more goals in the second half, including a multi-goal performance from Oh Hyun-gyu.
There was an upset. In the 17th minute of the second half, Furuhashi was injured after a dangerous tackle by defender Slobodan Lubezic. Furuhashi had to be substituted due to the injury.
Furuhashi’s replacement, Oh Hyun-kyu, made the right call. Oh scored back-to-back goals in the 51st and 53rd minutes of the second half. His two goals in three minutes of extra time helped Celtic to a six-goal victory. Luis Palma, who provided the assists for both Yang Hyun-joon and Oh Hyun-gyu, earned a hat trick of assists.
According to the BBC, Furuhashi was furious that he was sent off with an injury after scoring his goal. He was furious that Rubejic, who was dangerous to him, only received a yellow card instead of being sent off. Rubejic reportedly offered to shake his hand, but Furuhashi refused. Furuhashi has continued to be one of the best strikers in the Scottish League this season, scoring six goals in 13 games.
The BBC reported that “Furuhashi was very upset by the injury and refused to shake the Aberdeen player’s hand. He will not be able to join the Japan squad and will have to remain in Glasgow for the A-match. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
Furuhashi’s injury is unfortunate, as he will not be able to join the Japanese squad. The pros are cool. Furuhashi’s injury is good news for Oh Hyun-gyu. Furuhashi’s injury has given Oh a chance to make the leap to the Celtic starting lineup after exploding for multiple goals as a substitute.
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Now that he has been called up to the national team, Oh will compete with Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Eui-jo for a spot in the starting lineup.