‘Sending-offs, own goals and horror mistakes’ Celtic’s only hope…”Oh shone brightly”
“One spark that shone brightly tonight was Oh Hyun-gyu.”
After scoring his fifth goal of the season, Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Celtic) was the lone ovation in a disappointing comeback loss.
Celtic came from behind to defeat Hibernian 2-4 in the 37th round of the 2022-2023 Scottish Premiership at Easter Road in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Friday (Aug. 25). Celtic, who had clinched the title early on, remained on 96 points (31 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses).
It was a total disaster. Celtic took the lead through Leo Hatate’s penalty, but a second-half sending-off of Daizen Maeda, a costly error from goalkeeper Scott Baines, and an own goal from Alexandre Bernabei caused them to collapse.
It was their third league defeat of the season. Celtic have drawn one and lost two of their last three games. After the game, the British ’67 Hale Hale’ said, “The slump since the championship continues. They took the lead twice with goals from Hatate and Oh Hyun-gyu, but a lack of concentration and defensive mistakes cost them the game.”
“It seems like the majority of the team is already on vacation, and if they don’t pick up the pace quickly, they could crumble in the upcoming Scottish Cup final. Tonight doesn’t matter much. But Celtic are not on the right track and they need to fix it quickly.”
There was one bright spot. It was the performance of Oh Hyun-gyu in the starting lineup. “He was impressive,” said the media outlet, “and he was the one spark that shone brightly tonight. He doesn’t start often, but in this game, he was trusted to play up front. He repaid the manager’s faith by scoring the team’s second goal in style.”
Oh also shined off the field. “Oh’s best moment came in the first half when he brilliantly collected a high Abada pass and turned around to force a good save from the opposing keeper. If the Celtic players had shown the same level of performance, they would have gotten a better result.”
On the day, Oh started and played around 81 minutes. Playing up front, he led the team’s attack alongside Sead Hakshabanovic and Riel Abada.
Oh came close to scoring in the 15th minute with an exquisite header, but was denied by bad luck on the goal line. In the 21st minute, after surviving a tussle with an opponent, he beat the defense with a simple dribble before unleashing a powerful shot. It was saved by the goalkeeper, but it was a glimpse of his ability.토토사이트
Eventually, Oh’s hard work paid off. In the 12th minute of the second half, he won the ball after battling with a defender in the box, and without losing his focus, he slotted home the loose ball for his fourth goal of the league and fifth of the season. Having done his part, Oh was replaced by Furuhashi Kyogo in the 36th minute of the second half.
Football statistics outlet Footmob also gave Oh an 8.3 rating, Celtic’s highest. According to the site, he scored one goal, took eight shots, created one chance, had a 100% dribbling success rate (2/2), and won 100% of aerial contests (2/2).