Yang’s opening move Celtic and St. Johnstone play to a scoreless draw
Yang “Young Gun” Hyun-jun started and played 68 minutes for the first time since his arrival in Europe as Scottish club Celtic were held scoreless for the first time this season.
Celtic drew 0-0 at home against St. Johnstone in the third round of the 2023-2024 Scottish Premiership at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 26 (KST).
Yang started the game on the left wing for the first time since his Scottish debut and wreaked havoc down the opposition’s left flank for 68 minutes until he was substituted for James Forrest in the 23rd minute of the second half.
Yang, who made his official match debut in the league opener as a 34th-minute substitute, came off the bench in the second leg and began to establish himself, registering his first offensive point with an assist in the 39th minute.
Throughout the first half, Yang relentlessly attacked the opponent’s left flank, creating several one-on-one breakthroughs.
In the 16th minute, with the ball in his possession, Yang drove down the left flank and beat a defender near the goal line before cutting back, but his effort was unsuccessful.
In the 28th minute, he broke down the line and penetrated, receiving a pass in the left penalty area and immediately firing a left-footed shot over the crossbar.
In the 32nd minute, he was impressive in the left midfield area, keeping the ball despite pressure and physicality from the opposition and linking up the attack with a clever heel pass.
In the 41st minute, he cut in near the left goal line and sent a cutback cross toward Daizen Maeda on the other side, but the ball didn’t quite reach Maeda’s feet.
With goals still elusive, Yang Hyun-joon took to the center of the field himself in the second half after picking up the ball on the flanks.
The Celtic home fans gave him a standing ovation as he exited the field in the 23rd minute of the second half, having opened up the attack with his lively movements in his first start.
Football stats site Footmob gave Yang a 6.7 rating.
Japanese players Kyogo Furuhashi and Maeda, who played up front together, were rated a combined 6.3.
Kwon Hyuk-kyu, who joined Celtic together, was named to the substitutes list but remained on the bench.
A 4-2 win over Ross County in the opening round, followed by a two-point victory over Aberdeen in the second round, saw Celtic go unbeaten in three games and remain top of the table with seven points.
However, 먹튀검증토토사이트 despite enjoying a high ball possession of 75% and firing 19 shots on target, they were unable to find the back of the net.