Yang's first assist in two games for Celtic helps them to opening two wins in a row
Scottish professional soccer's Celtic forward Yang Hyun-joon has recorded his first offensive point in just two official matches since joining the club in Europe.
Yang registered an assist on Matt O'Reilly's goal in the 39th minute of the second round of the 2023-2024 Scottish Premiership away match against Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, Scotland, on March 13.
These are the first points of attack for Yang Hyun-joon, who joined Celtic late last month from K League One side Gangwon FC.
Yang made his official match debut in the regular-season opener against Ross County on May 5, coming on as a 34th-minute substitute, and he did so again today, starting on the bench before coming on for Riel Abada in the 25th minute.
After coming off the bench in the opening two games of the regular season, Yang played more minutes on this occasion and caught the eye of Brendan Rodgers as a point of attack.
Thanks to a wedge goal assisted by Yang, Celtic defeated Aberdeen 3-1 to make it two wins in a row to open the season, following a 4-2 win in the first leg.
Celtic had a "Korean trio" in forward Oh Hyun-gyu, who has been playing since the beginning of the year, along with Yang Hyun-joon and midfielder Kwon Hyuk-kyu, who had been playing in the K League prior to this season.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who was on the bench in the first round, is expected to miss four to six weeks with a calf injury and was left off the roster for the day, while Kwon Hyuk-gyu, who was also on the bench in the first round, was also left off the roster for the day.
Celtic, who started with a frontline of Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi and Abada, took the lead just 11 minutes into the match.
O'Reilly's free kick from the right flank was headed in by Maeda, and the ball rattled the net after Abada touched it with his foot just in front of goal.
The goal was initially disallowed, with Abada being pointed to offside, but a video assistant referee (VAR) review overturned the decision.
Celtic conceded an equalizer through Bojan Miowski in the 25th minute, but took the lead again just four minutes later, capitalizing on an opposition error.
A headed backpass attempted by Aberdeen defender Nicky Devlin fell in an awkward position as it wasn't quite enough, allowing Furuhashi to slot home with his right foot from the center of the penalty area.
It was Furuhashi's second consecutive 카지노 goal in the opening two games.
Celtic introduced Yang Hyun-joon for Abada in the 25th minute as the game tightened up in the second half, and replaced Leo Hatate, who had been substituted at the start of the second half but was unable to play through injury, with Odin Thiago Holm.
Aberdeen's push for the three points was relentless, and in the 39th minute, when Celtic were struggling, Yang's pass provided the springboard for a wedge goal.
After running onto a pass from Greg Taylor, Yang drove down the left side of the penalty area with his feet, before laying the ball off to O'Reilly in the center who was relatively free, and O'Reilly's left-footed shot went in to seal the win for Celtic.
Yang has a rating of 7.0 on Footballstats.com, which specializes in soccer statistics, and is in the middle of the pack among Celtic players.
The highest rating was 8.1 for Maeda.