Oh Hyun-kyu’s team Celtic is playing against Hibernian in the 16th round of the 2023-24 season of the Scottish Premiership at Celtic Park in Glesgo, Scotland, at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Celtic is leading this season with an overwhelming record of 12 wins and 3 mu in 15 league games.
Ahead of the match, Celtic manager Brandon Rogers said Oh Hyun-kyu could form a two-top with Kyogo Furuhashi, noting that he could make changes to Oh Hyun-kyu’s way of using him.
He did not have a two-top with Furuhashi, but Oh Hyun-kyu started. Celtic formed an offensive team centered on Oh Hyun-kyu, not Furuhashi. Lewis Palma and Michael Johnstone played the left and right sides. The midfield consisted of a combination of Callum McGregor, Iwata Tomoki, and Matt O’Riley. Greg Taylor, Liam Scales, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Alistair Johnston defended. Joe Hart defended the goal.
The first goal was scored in the first five minutes. Palmer scored a sharp corner kick. At this time, Carter-Vickers rushed in and hit the ball exactly on his foot. Oh Hyun-kyu was standing right in front of the goalkeeper while competing with a defender. Carter-Vickers’ shot was deflected off Oh Hyun-kyu’s body in front of the goalkeeper. The goalkeeper was difficult to react when the shot was deflected right in front of him, and it led to a goal regardless of Oh Hyun-kyu’s will.
It was Oh’s fourth goal of this season. Having failed to boost his performance rapidly due to injury in the very early stages of the season, Oh suffered mental distress as his first goal of the season did not score until the 10th round of the league. Having scored his first goal of the season in the 11th round, Oh clearly showed off his physical strength by scoring multiple goals in the match against Motherwell in the 13th round. In this match, he added his fourth goal while keeping good luck.
Celtic won the game with Oh Hyun-kyu’s goal, but managed to run away perfectly with additional goals from Oh Riley and Palmer. Oh, who had shown a lucky goal, displayed his image as a striker this time. At the 10th minute of the second half, Oh boldly rushed into the opponent’s defender’s ball and intercepted it, and when the goalkeeper came running out, he exactly pushed it into the empty space. It was the moment when Oh scored his second multi-goal of this season. 스포츠토토
Oh Hyun-kyu made his fifth goal to rank fourth overall in scoring for his team. If he continues to show recent momentum, he is poised to catch up with the scoring record of his ace Furuhashi (six goals). Celtic gave up one goal after Oh scored, but are leading the game 4-1, 35 minutes after the second half. Victory seems to be fine.
Korean leaguers continued to score in the second week of December as Oh Hyun-kyu made his debut. Son Heung-min scored the first goal in the match against Manchester City, Cho Kyu-sung scored multiple goals in the match against Vibor, Hwang Hee-chan scored the final goal in the match against Burnley, and Oh Hyun-kyu. The Korean national team is expected to display stellar performance at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.