KYOGO FURUHASHI was in seventh heaven at Parkhead as the curtain came down on the action for 2023.

The Japanese international striker completed the calendar year the way he started it – with a memorable goal against Ibrox opposition. His SEVENTH in 12 months.

Kyogo, who joined the champions from J-League side Vissel Kobe in July 2021, had fired blanks in the derby duels until January 2.

And now there’s just no stopping the Celtic fans’ favourite who must have the men from Govan trembling at the mere mention of his name.

Kyogo brought his personal misfiring sequence to a halt when he claimed his first crucial strike against the team’s city foes with an equaliser two minutes from time to give the visitors a well-deserved 2-2 draw at the start of the year.

THE VICTOR AND THE VANQUISHED…Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates in front of the joyous Celtic fans as keeper Jack Butland can only look on in dismay.

On February 26, the pacy raider fired in two as Celtic won 2-1 in the League Cup Final and he followed that up with another twosome on April 8 in the Hoops’ 3-2 triumph in the league in the east end of Glasgow.

Kyogo hit the ground running this season when he volleyed in the only goal of the game on September 3 and he repeated the achievement yesterday with his blistering 25-yard left-foot drive that thumped into the net behind Jack Butland for the hosts’ second strike.

It was the effort that separated the sides after James Tavernier’s late free-kick made it 2-1. Paulo Bernardo had given Brendan Rodgers’ side the first-half lead with another breathtaking strike.
Celtic are due to visit Ibrox on Saturday April 6 in the third Premiership derby of the campaign.
Kyogo will be gunning for the Govan men again as he eyes No.8.

NUMBER ONE…Kyogo Furuhashi is outnumbered as he nets the late leveller at Ibrox on January 2.

NUMBER TWO…Kyogo Furuhashi prepares to knock in the opener in the League Cup Final in February.

NUMBER THREE…the deciding goal as Kyogo Furuhashi almost ends in the net alongside Borna Barisic after turning in a low cross from Reo Hatate for the League Cup winner.

NUMBER FOUR…Kyogo Furuhashi thumps Celtic into the lead in the 3-2 Premiership triumph at Parkhead in March.

NUMBER FIVE…Allan McGregor has no chance as Kyogo finishes from close range in the Premiership clash.

NUMBER SIX…Kyogo Furuhashi thunders in the winner as John Souttar can only look on at Ibrox in September.

NUMBER SEVEN…Kyogo Furuhashi draws back his left foot before unleashing an unstoppable drive for Celtic’s winner at Parkhead in the 2-1 win on December 30.
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