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Coppa Italia Heroics: Lookman Again Hailed By Atalanta Plaudits

Ademola Lookman
Ademola Lookman

Super Eagles’ star, Ademola Lookman, has again earned the plaudits of his Italian club, Atalanta, after delivering a goal and an assist in extra time during their 4-1 win over Fiorentina in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-finals game on Wednesday night.

Lookman came on with 20 minutes to the end of regular time, when the scoreline was tied 2-2 on aggregate and scored four minutes into extra time to make the score 3-1 and 3-2 on aggregate, before setting up Mario Pasalic for the icing on the cake in the 98th minute to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Having lost the first leg 1-0, Atalanta scored early through Teun Koopmeiners but Lucas Martinez Quarta struck for Fiorentina after half-time while Gianluca Scamacca scored a scissors kick to level the tie, before Lookman’s heroics settled it.

In the wake of reaching the cup final, where they will face Juventus May 15, Atalanta singled out Lookman for praise on Thursday by sharing a video of his goal during the game.

“Look how this man carried us to the final,” the club captioned the video on their X handle.

Some Nigerians and other fans also praised the player for his imperious form with the club this season.

“Coppa Italia final for Ademola Lookman and Atalanta. I’m looking forward to seeing more Eagles win trophies this season. There is a high chance for our Eagles to win the Europa League and Conference League,” Tobi Adepoju wrote on X.

A fan, Franklin Onu, added, “Proud of these lads. It goes to show how committed they’re to their clubs, which in turn would have a significant impact on the national team.”

“He is a big game player,” another fan Geduma Sage also wrote.

Lookman has now scored 10 goals plus seven assists in all competitions this season.

He also currently ranks among the five players who have scored more than 20 goals and also provided more than 10 assists in the Serie A since the start of last season.

Credit: punchng.com

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