It only lasted 20 minutes but just over a year after joining Celtic Kyogo Furuhashi is a Champions League player.
The striker replaced Giorgos Giakoumakis as Celtic chased a way back into the match but like his team-mates his luck wasn’t in on the night.
It could have been much worse for Kyogo, when you get substituted less than five minutes into a match with a shoulder issue the omens don’t look good.
There are no short-cuts around a dislocated shoulder but happily the Japanese striker looked unaffected as he joined the action to test himself against the champions of Europe.
So grateful I got the opportunity to be part of such an important game. The atmosphere was stunning, thanks to everyone who supported us yesterday! ?????
— Kyogo Furuhashi ?? ?? (@Kyogo_Furuhashi) September 7, 2022
Provided there was no adverse reaction to Tuesday’s match Kyogo should be back in action against Livingston on Saturday before a huge Champions League tie away to Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
With the Ukrainians winning away to RB Leipzig the group is wide open but a defeat in Warsaw would leave Celtic with a mountain to climb if they are to progress into the knock-out phase.