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Lookman Scores Brace Again, Bags Assist In Atalanta’s Thrilling 3-3 Draw At Juventus

Lookman Scores Brace Again, Bags Assist In Atalanta’s Thrilling 3-3 Draw At Juventus

Ademola Lookman bagged another brace and also provided an assist in Atalanta’s 3-3 draw away to Juventus in the Serie A on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Lookman has now netted two goals in each of his last three games for Atalanta.

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Also, the Super Eagles forward has taken his tally in the Italian topflight to 11, just two goals behind compatriot and top scorer Victor Osimhen.

This was the first game since the 15-point penalty slammed on Juventus for inflated transfer fees to boost capital gains.

The draw saw Atalanta occupy fifth place on 35 points and Juventus climb to ninth on 23 points.

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Atalanta took the lead on four minutes when Lookman hit a rocket from just inside the area, which Wojciech Szczesny attempted to parry but instead it squirmed between him and ended in the back of the net.

Argentina Qatar 2022 World Cup winner Angel Di Maria made it 1-1 in the 25th minute from the penalty spot following a foul by Ederson on Nicolò Fagioli.

Juventus then turned it around, going 2-1 up on 34 minutes as Adrien Rabiot won it back in midfield, Di Maria’s back-heel flick sent Fagioli down the right and a cross was whipped in for Arkadiusz Milik’s splendid low volley from 12 yards.

Barely 40 seconds after the restart, it was 2-2, as a terrible Danilo pass was cut out in the final third, sparking an Atalanta passing move that saw Lookman send Joakim Maehle through for an angled drive across Szczesny.

In the 53rd minute Atalanta went 3-2 ahead as Lookman headed in Boga’s cross down the left.

In the 65th minute Danilo then made it 3-3 with a low shot from a free-kick close to the edge of the box.


By James Agberebi

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COMMENTS

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  • Sunnyb 2 weeks ago

    Very technical player, lesson for Nigeria players play with ur heads no more gra gra soccer. 

     
  • Ndubest 2 weeks ago

    Keep it up young man we would seen your best at the world cup but no worries the next nation cup is ours to lose

     
  • Larry 2 weeks ago

    The revelation of the season.
    Lookman is atechnically gifted and highly disciplined player.
    His ability to use both effectively places him among the best attackers in the world.
    Congrats Baller !

     
    • He should show more consistency at the national team level. Very important

       
      • respect is reciprocal 2 weeks ago

        How do you want him to show more consistency at national level when the setup is porous, no midfield, no coordination. Do you think football is magic. Good players need good players to be better players.
        I think the pattern of play in italy favors nigeria players unlike premiership which is fast paced gigidi. Iheanacho please move to Italy if lookman can do it you too can do it. Forget about the life and party of UK

         
      • Chima E Samuels 2 weeks ago

        How many goals did black star strikers score this weekend??? Even Kudus your best player could not score in the Dutch league yet you won’t stop the Jealousy. It’s a new year can you change your mindset for a better future???

         
    • pompei 2 weeks ago

      Add the use of the head to the use of both feet. He scored a cracking header today. Not shabby at all.

       
  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    LOOK OUT, HERE COMES LOOKMAN!
    2 goals and one assist. Against Juventus!
    What Osimhen can do, Lookman can also do apparently. Grabbing a brace against the Turin giants.
    With his performance in recent weeks, especially this one against mighty Juventus, all eyes are now on him. Defenders will be paying closer attention to him now. Let’s see how he copes.

     
  • Mercy 2 weeks ago

    I said it at the beginning of this season that lookman as Master the art of playing as a winger effectively. This shows in the high number of his scoring goals and the number of assist he is providing.
    Long may it continue.

     
  • Olujjjj 2 weeks ago

    No Nigerian player in the English premiership league should be invited to the super eagles.
    The best among them is playing table soccer type of football.and his team is down the table. .the others are managing the bench

     
    • Radio sports 2 weeks ago

      U mean iwobi abi . That guy can play table soccer. His cross to the box always hit the opponent. And bar .

       
  • Papafem 2 weeks ago

    Leicester’s loss is Atalanta’s gain. This boy gets me nostalgic anytime I see him in that blue and black stripes. Reminds me of Ayo Makinwa in the same shirt. The latter did so well that they named him “The Tiger of Lagos”. It will be very interesting to see him push Osimhen all the way for the highest goal svorer’s award in Serie A. It could turn out to an unforgettable season for Nigeria in that league with Osimhen likely to finish as the highest goal scorer and Lookman finishing in the second position. No African player or African nation has ever done that. A great plus for the Super Eagles and Nigeria through and through.

     
    • Chima E Samuels 2 weeks ago

      Makinwa was an Average player, what makes him a tiger??? They’ll just be hyping themselves with names that will make you wonder no be only Tiger na Vampire.

       
      • Ignatius Abo 2 weeks ago

        Lolzzzz. Makinwa was playing kerewa kerewa football… lolzzzz

         
  • What is Ademola Lookman’s best position? It’s hard to tell as the elusive forward has been a jack of all attacking trade this season and, rather astonishingly, master of ALL.

    Well, the highest number of goals he scored this season came when deployed as a striker often with two forwards, whether you believe it or not.

    Lookman’s magnum opus in Atalanta has come with him playing more centrally and being deadly in and around the 18 yard box. He has been deployed as a second striker 11 times this season, netting 6 goals and notching 1 assist.

    One can safely say that Lookman has taken to his striker role – in the words of William Shakespeare – ‘as to the manner born’. He was close to bagging the perfect hattrick yesterday having scored with his right foot and then a header but the icing on the goals cake with his left foot proved elusive on the night; but it’s just a matter of time.

    Having been deadly as a second striker in many games this season, does it mean Lookman is a spent force as a winger – his natural hunting ground? Far from it.

    The diminutive roadrunner has 4 goals and 4 assists from the right wing and 1 goal and 1 assist from the left wing this season thereby retaining his ruthlessness from the flanks (bagging a staggering 19 goals and 13 assists in all competitions across various departments up front in his inaugural season in Italy).

    But, I am not an Atalanta fan, my allegiance nests solely in the Super Eagles and how these players apply themselves in national team colours. The next 12 months sees us preparing for and playing in the Afcon, bookended hopefully with top quality friendlies interspersed.

    Despite the recent lofty club performances of the likes of Umar, Ighalo, Osimhen, Balogun, Simon, Dennis, Aribo and Aina – to mention but a few – they still fell to a subpar Tunisian sword and a cobbled together ragtag Ghanaian outfit last year.

    Once beaten, twice shy; I have learnt to temper my praise of their club performances with how they collectively overcome stubborn foes in the continent and beyond .

    That said, give credit where due, Lookman is leaving terrifying skid-marks of breathtaking goals and all round resplendent performances across 5 roles this season: centre forward, right winger, left winger, support striker and attacking midfielder.

    So far in his Italian Serie A debut, Lookman can already beat his chest and (like the Italian Army General Julius Caesar) say: veni vidi vici (I came, saw and conquered)

    All I am eagerly waiting for now is to be able to beat my own chest and say the same thing for him in Super Eagles colours in the next 12 months.

     
    • Oops! Correction:

      **(bagging a staggering 11 goals and 4 assists in all competitions across various departments up front in just 18 games in his inaugural season in Italy).**

       
    • Greatness 2 weeks ago

      @Deo. Absolutely fantastic and detailed submission here. The coach may do well to deploy Lookman in the attacking midfield role for the super eagles. Who knows whether we may have a big breakthrough. It is worth trying out.

       
  • Greatness 2 weeks ago

    Ademola Lookman is a modern day winger. These wingers are amorphous as they don’t hug the touchline permanently like traditional wingers do. They like to drift inside and sometimes play like center forwards, and this enables them to get more goals and assists. I hope Simon and Chukwueze are watching how this guy is playing.

     
    • Ademola Lookman, unlike Chukwueze for instance, is also ambidextrous which is prodigious advantage!

       
  • Glory 2 weeks ago

    Look me see bomb. Wahala… From distance we see dem. I knew this boy is a bomb from first day I watched him play and even while the coach at Leipzig confined him to the bench.
    I was even praying he continued to remain on the bench until Nigeria gets him to switch otherwise England would have him commit permanently. Thank God my prayers got answered. A pocket dynamite, never seen coming until he hits you like a bomb shakalaka lookme.
    Once again we fans must try not to be too quick to buy into club benching of our players, but let these players come play for SE so we can judge better. There are load of rubbish going on in these clubs, agents with influence prevailing on club board on who to play n who to get rid of. Money is destroying football. Imagine IWOBI being asked by a coach to take nothing more than two touches but just give the pass to the so called player, that according to the coach was able to carry the ball better. But same Iwobi come to SE and delivers. How will a player be able to show his ability as an attacking midfielder by being restricted to just two touches on the ball? These days football will never again produce the likes of Pele , maradona, Messi, Ronaldinho etc with all these dry boring, rubbish tactics things.

     
  • Lookman was a joy to watch last night…..The Juventus defense could not even match his technical ability and pace…..I also noticed that Lookman has improved alot on his finishing and anytime he shoots at goal it is always like a bullet which was never like that before……Gasparrini has really improved Lookman in many ways as he is known to bring out the attacking impetus in players……I see Juventus Inter or Ac Milan going for Lookman very soon……It has already been rumoured that Ac Milan plans to buy Lookman as a replacement should Raphael Leao leave.

     
    • Ignatius Abo 2 weeks ago

      Thumbs up Brotherman. When Lookman was struggling in the English Premier League, many pot belly fans with their rotten teeth were vomiting raw sewage. This was how they abused Alexander the Great Iwobi when he was going through hard times. Now they are jumping on the bandwagon. We don’t need your epistles. Ademola Lookman and Alex Iwobi are far better than other African players in Europe. Saka of Arsenal is nowhere near Ademola Lookman in class. Even De Bruyne is poor compared to Iwobi.Evil fans with evil intensions will always speak with two sides of their mouth. Let’s call a spade a spade, Ademola Lookman is the best.
      Heaven bless Lookman and all deserving Super Eagles players .