Celtic supporters feeling optimistic after Kyogo v Rogic clash

By Euan Davidson

October 12, 2021

Hallelujah: both Kyogo Furuhashi and Tom Rogic will return to Celtic uninjured after today’s Japan v Australia clash.

In an exciting game, which finished 2-1 to the Samurai Blue, Kyogo made a late impact, helping to pressure a winner for Japan. Rogic, meanwhile, had a couple of good chances to put the Socceroos ahead.

Most importantly, from a Celtic perspective, the game finished without injury for either player. Given what happened the last time Kyogo headed out with Japan, that’s a huge relief.

Rogic, meanwhile, has struggled immensely with injuries during his time at Celtic, and also came away unscathed.

There was even a nice wee moment at the end of the game, when the two Celtic players had a moment of reconciliation after a 90 minute battle for World Cup qualification:

You love to see it.

It’s a result that leaves real hope for Japan, while Australia have ended their 11-match winning streak in World Cup Qualifying [Fox Australia]. A congested midfield of Rogic, Jackson Irvine and Ajdin Hrustic struggled to get a foothold of the action, losing key midfield battles to Japan.

Fans have reacted to the game, Kyogo helping with the winner, and the general happiness about avoiding an injury to two key men for Celtic this season.

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Fans react to Kyogo v Rogic clash, as Japan topple Australia

So beloved are Kyogo and Rogic that any thing they do on the international stage is going to garner a reaction.

With worldwide popularity, Rogic and Kyogo are both big-ticket names. Their association with Celtic will have seen a sharp boost in viewing figures from Europe, at least.

So, a love-in was very much on the cards today, as these Tweets show:

Sighs of relief all round, then.

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