Nigerian Footballer Ademola Lookman’s Hat-Trick Leads Atalanta to Europa League Glory (Goal highlights)

Atalanta’s 3-0 Victory Ends Bayer Leverkusen’s Treble Hopes

Ademola Lookman’s spectacular hat-trick propelled Atalanta to a 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen, ending the German side’s dream of a Treble and bringing the UEFA Europa League trophy back to Bergamo.

From the start, Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta dominated the match. Lookman opened the scoring in the 12th minute, capitalizing on a quick move to fire home from 12 yards. Just 14 minutes later, he struck again with a beautifully curled shot into the far corner after skillfully nutmegging Granit Xhaka. Despite their efforts, Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen couldn’t find their footing. Lookman sealed the win in the 75th minute with a powerful finish after a swift counterattack, securing Atalanta’s European triumph.

Atalanta’s Perfect Performance

Atalanta’s display was a masterclass in football. They not only outplayed a champion team but also showcased the brilliance of Ademola Lookman, who delivered one of the finest individual performances in a European final. This match was a testament to the power of teamwork and individual excellence, capturing a moment of collective joy for a small club achieving greatness.

Player of the Match – Ademola Lookman

Lookman’s hat-trick was truly remarkable. He scored three outstanding goals and played with energy, creativity, and joy, making him the standout player of the match.

Player Ratings

Atalanta:

  • Musso: 7
  • Djimsiti: 7
  • Hien: 7
  • Kolasinac: 7
  • Zappacosta: 9
  • Ederson: 9
  • Koopmeiners: 9
  • Ruggeri: 7
  • De Ketelaere: 8
  • Scamacca: 8
  • Lookman: 10

Subs:

  • Scalvini: 9
  • Pasalic: 7
  • Toure: 6
  • Hateboer: 6
  • Toloi: 6

Leverkusen:

  • Kovar: 5
  • Stanisic: 5
  • Tah: 6
  • Tapsoba: 4
  • Frimpong: 4
  • Xhaka: 5
  • Palacios: 5
  • Hincapie: 4
  • Wirtz: 5
  • Grimaldo: 4
  • Adli: 5

Subs:

  • Boniface: 6
  • Andrich: 6
  • Hlozec: 6
  • Tella: 6
  • Schick: 6
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