Celtic lost 0-2 to Lazio in their fifth Group E match of the 2023-24 UCL season at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, on Sunday (Korea time). Lazio’s Ciro Immobile scored the winning goal in the 37th minute after being substituted in the 16th minute of the second half. He then scored an additional goal just three minutes after the winning goal, contributing to his victory. Celtic had one draw and four losses due to their defeat against Lazio, confirming the bottom spot in Group E.
The match received a lot of attention from Japanese soccer fans. Daichi Kamada, the Japanese national midfielder, belongs to Lazio, and there were a number of Japanese players in Celtic, including Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, and Leo Hatate.
However, Furuhashi was the only Japanese player who started the game. Maeda and Hatate were absent due to injury, and Kamada started the game on the Lazio bench. 안전놀이터
Furuhashi aimed for Lazio’s goal with South Korea’s Yang Hyun-jun. However, he had no influence. Football statistics magazine “Footmob” gave Furuhashi a Celtic lowest rating of 5.9.
Kamada didn’t play as a substitute until the 39th minute of the second half. However, he likewise failed to display stellar performance. Kamada left Frankfurt to join Lazio ahead of this season, but is having a hard time recently as he was pushed back from the starting lineup. Eventually, the “Japanese Derby” that Japanese soccer fans had been looking forward to ended in vain.
Meanwhile, Celtic manager Yang Hyun-joon took the mound after spending about 86 minutes on the day. Oh took the field after replacing Paulo Bernardo in the 24th minute of the second half.