Oh Hyun-kyu scored his first multi-goal outburst to help Celtic to victory.
Oh Hyun-gyu scored twice to lead Celtic to a 5-0 victory at home to Aberdeen in the final match of the 38th round of the 2022-2023 Scottish Professional Football Premiership at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday (27 July).
Having clinched the title early on, Celtic started the game with a light touch and opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi used some clever footwork to beat a defender.
In the 32nd minute, after Callum McGregor’s shot was saved by the keeper, Furuhashi slotted home with his left foot to give Celtic a 2-0 lead.스포츠토토
Man of the second half, Oh makes his presence felt with a multi-goal performance
However, there was a change in the second half. With Furuhashi injured, Celtic rushed to bring on Oh Hyun-gyu from the bench, forcing Celtic to make a series of substitutions as they picked up two more injuries.
Oh was the star of the second half. Celtic made it 3-0 in the 33rd minute when Karl Starfeld headed home from a corner.
Soon after, in the 37th minute, Jota sent in a cross from the left side of the penalty area and Oh, who was charging towards goal, rattled the Aberdeen net with a header. His positioning was excellent, with no interference from the defence.
Oh struck again in the 45th minute with a right-footed volley after Jota’s free-kick hit the post. It was the first time Oh has scored multiple goals in a game since moving to Scotland.
With the 5-0 win, Celtic completed their Premiership schedule with 99 points (32 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses). With the title clinched, the Hoops slumped to one draw and two defeats in their last three games, but rewarded their home fans with a goal-fest in the final.
Oh’s bold move to Europe, and a successful debut
After the game, the Celtic players celebrated their victory with the home fans, and Oh was among those to lift the trophy, draped in a Korean flag.
Oh scored six goals in 16 Premiership appearances. His goal-scoring prowess is remarkable considering he has only accumulated around 500 minutes of playing time, mostly as a second-half substitute.
Oh, who joined Celtic from K League One side Suwon Samseong in January, made a successful debut for the Hoops with his strong physicality and goal-scoring prowess, even against European opposition. Now that he has settled in, he is likely to be given more playing time next season.
Meanwhile, Celtic’s title challenge is far from over. Having won the Premiership and League Cup, Celtic will be looking to complete the ‘treble’ this season when they face Inverness CT in the Scottish Cup Final on 4 April.