Yang Hyun-joon (21) and Oh Hyun-gyu (22), who both play for Celtic in Scotland, scored goals side by side. Yang started and scored his debut goal with an early winner, while Oh played the joker and scored a multi-goal game. Celtic cruised to a six-goal victory and remained unbeaten in the league for the 13th time in 13 games.
Yang Hyun-joon and Oh Hyun-gyu scored side-by-side goals to lead Celtic to a 6-0 home win over Aberdeen in the 13th round of the 2023-24 Scottish Professional Football Premiership at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday (Aug. 12).
With Yang and Oh combining for three goals, Celtic are unbeaten in 13 league games (11 wins, two draws), including their last three consecutive victories, and have 35 points, extending their lead over rivals Rangers (27), who have played one game less, to eight points. Yang Hyun-joon and Oh Hyun-kyu have been at the center of Celtic’s run, and they also made history by becoming the first Korean players to score a goal for Celtic in the same game in 13 years.
On the day, Yang started on the right flank in an attacking lineup centered around Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi. Luis Palma lined up on the other side. Celtic opened the scoring in the third minute with a right-footed strike from Furuhashi, before Matthew O’Reilly fired over the bar a minute later.
Celtic were on the attack from the start, and it took just nine minutes for them to break the deadlock. It was Yang Hyun-joon who did it. He headed in Palma’s cross from the left flank to open the right side of the goal. With an exquisite move, he beat the opposing defender before unleashing a perfect header that the goalkeeper could barely get a hand to. The goal marked Yang’s European debut. Yang had been quiet since joining Celtic from Gangwon FC in July, but he burst onto the scene in his first 11 league appearances (five starts).
With momentum on his side, Yang played a key role in Furuhashi’s second goal in the 16th minute of the first half. Yang’s exquisite left-footed pass found O’Reilly in space behind the defense. O’Reilly crossed the ball to Furuhashi in the box, who finished in the box.
Celtic continued to press forward in search of a second goal. Furuhashi was at the center of it all, but he was unable to find the back of the net in the 25th and 38th minutes. Yang Hyun-joon was also active on the flanks, looking for openings in the defense. Celtic held a huge 12-2 advantage in shots in the first half. Yang was directly and indirectly involved in two of the goals to give his team the lead.
In the seventh minute of the second half, Oh Hyun-gyu was introduced. He replaced Furuhashi, who went down with an injury. The Korean duo of Oh and Yang Hyun-joon formed the attacking line. Oh, who hadn’t been given many chances, had scored his first goal of the season against St. Mirren on the previous two days. It was a chance to build on that momentum.
While Yang Hyun-joon was active down the flank, Oh took it upon himself to find the back of the net in the 20th minute. He connected with a right-footed shot from the front of the arc that was blocked by the defense. After pulling himself up, Oh drew a penalty kick in the 28th minute. Oh collided with an opponent after attempting to shoot in the box and went down, and a penalty kick was awarded through VAR. Only Palma stepped up to take the kick and converted. In the process, Yang Hyun-jun had to be substituted due to an injury sustained in a collision with an opponent and left the field.
With a three-goal lead, Celtic took it easy and scored three goals in the second half of stoppage time to completely demolish their opponents. David Turnbull’s right-footed mid-range shot rattled the net in the second minute of stoppage time.토토사이트
Oh Hyun-gyu picked up the rebound. Five minutes into stoppage time, Palma’s right-footed cross was met by Oh Hyun-gyu, who darted between two defenders and rattled the net with a header. Two minutes later, on the counter-attack, Oh picked up O’Reilly’s penetrating pass and went one-on-one with the keeper before calmly finishing with his right foot.
In the end, the game ended in a 6-0 victory for Celtic. Celtic had a whopping 78% of the ball possession on the day and outshot the opposition 21-3. It was especially significant that three of the six goals were scored by Yang Hyun-joon and Oh Hyun-gyu, and two of the other three were assisted, either by setting up or drawing penalties.
This performance was reflected in their ratings. Yang earned a rating of 8.5 on the POTM. On the day, Yang completed 83% of his passes (45 attempts) and touched the ball inside the opponent’s box six times. He won five of his six dribbles to break down the opposing defense. Oh converted two of his three shots on goal, earning him a high rating of 8.9. The Sofascore ratings were also high, with Yang receiving an 8.3 and Oh an 8.7.
Head coach Brandon Rogers said, “Hyun-jun Yang is improving every day. His passing was great, especially on the second goal. Oh Hyun-gyu is a really hard-working player. It was great to see the hunger they showed for the game, and they showed the mental toughness and strength to keep going until the end.” After his delightful multi-goal performance, Oh was called back home by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann (GER) to prepare for the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 North American Football Confederation (NAFTA) World Cup, which begins on June 16 in Singapore and on June 21 in China.