KYOGO FURUHASHI has scored 61 goals for Celtic since arriving on a £4.6million transfer from J-League outfit Vissel Kobe in late July 2021.
Hoops fans are still wondering why the prolific Japanese ace hasn’t claimed 62!
In the fading moments of last night’s 2-1 win over St Mirren at Parkhead, an opportunity was presented to the speedy raider to make certain the champions would add three more points to their total in the bid for a twelfth title in 13 years.
Brendan Rodgers’ side swept from one end of the pitch to another in a move that shredded their stubborn opponents. Joe Hart threw the ball to Oh Hyeon-gyu on the left and the South Korean, who had already claimed the team’s second goal in the 83rd minute, sent a pass to Odin Holm.
USUAL POSE…Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates one of his 61 goals for Celtic.
The Norwegian midfielder quickly knocked a ball in front of Kyogo who sidestepped Paisley defender Alex Gogic as he arrowed in on goal.
The hitman was one-on-one with Zach Hemming and it looked a formality as he moved forward menacingly. The supporters were poised to acclaim another goal from the frontman, but their cheers were stifled when Kyogo’s cheeky flick was pawed away by the keeper.
It was difficult to believe and some supporters may have thought their eyes were deceiving them.
To clear up any bewilderment, CQN can now present a sequence of events that led to the most unlikely of misses.
ON THE RUN…Kyogo Furuhashi leaves Alex Gogic stranded with a neat change of pace.
STRIKER VERSUS KEEPER…Kyogo races in to take on Zach Hemming.
HERE WE GO…Kyogo prepares to flick the ball over Hemming.
FOILED…the St Mirren keeper throws up a hand to divert Kyogo’s effort away from goal.
THE CHANCE IS GONE…Kyogo can only wonder at the miss as a relieved St Mirren defender arrives late to the scene.