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Lookman Heroics Deliver First European Trophy for Atalanta

Lookman’s Treble Claims Historic Europa League Title for Atalanta

Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman etched his name in history on Wednesday night, firing Atalanta to their first-ever European trophy, the UEFA Europa League, with a stunning hat-trick. 

Lookman became the first player ever to score three goals in a Europa League final, his goals effectively ending Bayer Leverkusen’s remarkable 51-game unbeaten run.  

Deservedly named Man of the Match, Lookman opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a well-taken finish. He doubled his tally just 14 minutes later with a superb curling effort. The 26-year-old capped off his stellar performance with an unstoppable strike in the 75th minute, leaving Leverkusen with no chance of a comeback. 

Despite introducing fresh attacking options in the second half, the Bundesliga champions were thoroughly outclassed by a rampant Atalanta side inspired by Lookman’s heroics.