Koreans in Europe: In-form Son Heung-Min misses Dortmund clash, Ki Sung-Yueng stars again for Celtic

It was an anti-climactic start to the German Bundesliga season for Hamburg's in-form forward, while elsewhere there was only a few brief appearances off the bench
There was a sense of anti-climax about the weekend's action for Koreans in Europe, with Hamburg SV's pre-season topscorer Son Heung-Min missing Friday's Bundesliga opener with Borussia Dortmund.

The young Korean forward had scored 18 goals in nine pre-season matches leading up to the new campaign but missed Friday's clash due to a bout of fever.

Hamburg could have done with Son in the side as they went down 3-1 to Dortmund. Meanwhile, Son's replacement in the HSV team, Paolo Guerrero, limped off in the first-half after a hamstring injury, which means the Korean should reclaim his place in the side.

In Scotland's Premier League, Ki Sung-Yueng produced another impressive performance in midfield as Celtic won 1-0 at Aberdeen on Sunday.

The Korea international produced an assured display in the centre of the park, with skill and sublime passing throughout. Meanwhile, Cha Du-Ri was not in the Celtic squad.

Park Ji-Sung (Manchester United): The former Korea international midfielder was an unused substitute as the Red Devils came from behind to win the Community Shield 3-2 over Manchester City on Sunday.

Koo Ja-Cheol (VfL Wolfsburg): Remained on the substitute's bench as Wolfsburg won 3-0 at FC Koln in Germany's Bundesliga on Saturday.

Ju Tae-Yun (FSV Frankfurt): Started and played 58 minutes as FSV drew 0-0 with MSV Duisburg on Friday.

Park Chu-Young (Monaco): Currently back in Korea getting ready for the friendly with Japan and wasn't in the Monaco side which drew 1-1 with Troyes in Ligue 2 on Saturday.

Jung Jo-Gook (AJ Auxerre): Little time to make an impact as an 86th-minute substitute in the 3-1 loss to Montpellier in France's Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Nam Tae-Hee (Valenciennes): Was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Caen on Saturday.

Suk Hyun-Jun (FC Groningen): The former Ajax Amsterdam forward made his debut for Groningen as an 87th-minute substitute they lost 2-1 at Roda JC in Holland's Eredivisie on Saturday.

Park Joo-Ho (FC Basel): Did not play as the Swiss champions drew 3-3 with Sion in Switzerland's Super League.