Super Eagles’ Lookman Makes History As Atalanta FC Wins First Europa League Title

Super Eagles’ Lookman Makes History As Atalanta FC Wins First Europa League Title

  • Ademola Lookman created history on Wednesday as his club, Atalanta FC, secured the Europa League cup
  • The Super Eagles forward's stunning display of brilliance led Atalanta to a historic Europa League triumph, defeating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the final
  • Lookman shattered the dreams of Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella, who were part of the Leverkusen lineup looking for an unprecedented treble after their invincible Bundesliga win journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Lookman Ademola, Super Eagles player, scored a hat trick on Wednesday, May 22, to help Atalanta FC win the Europa Cup against the unbeaten Bayern Leverkusen side.

Lookman cherishes Atalanta's Europa League glory
Ademola Lookman was the night's hero and man of the match as Atalanta thrashed Bayer Leverkusen to lift their first-ever European title. Photo credit: Barron's, Eurosport
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Ademola scored a brace in the first half of the pulsating final before grabbing a hat trick in the second half to win the Italian side, the first major trophy in its history.

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As soon as the final whistle was blown, Atalanta's players and technical crew members ran to lift the Nigerian-born super star in a dramatic, frenetic victory dance, The Nation reported.

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He was also named the player of the match.

As reported by SportsMax, Lookman will be the toast of Bergamo when Gasperini's side head home, boasting their first trophy in 61 years – after the Coppa Italia – following a 3-0 triumph to end Leverkusen's 51-game unbeaten run.

"One of the best nights of my life," the hat-trick hero told TNT Sports in Dublin.

UEFA Europa League @EuropaLeague confirmed the development in a post shared on their X platform on Wednesday.

According to the post, the Nigeria Eagles' forward emerged as the first player to score a hat-trick in the Europa League final.

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Europa League tweeted:

"Lookman becomes the first player to score a hat-trick in a Europa League final ."

Watch the video of Lookman's hat-trick as shared by Stop That Football @stopthatfooty on their X platform.

Opta Supercomputer predicts winner of 2024 premier league

Meanwhile, reported that the Opta supercomputer said following Manchester City's 2-0 win at Tottenham on Tuesday night, May 14, the Sky Blues are the "huge favourites" to win the English Premier League (EPL) title.

Arsenal's EPL title hopes hang in the balance on the final day of the season as they host Everton on Sunday, May 19.

The Opta Supercomputer certainly thinks City will earn three points on Sunday, May 19. The defending champions are still favourites with the Opta supercomputer to retain their title.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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