Ademola Lookman scores SCREAMER to secure Europa League final glory for Atalanta… as Nigerian forward spells heartache for Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen with historic hat-trick

Ademola Lookman wrapped up a hat-trick of goals in the Europa League Final against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday by firing a screamer into the top right corner of the net. 

According to Squawka The former Charlton and Everton star gave Atalanta a 3-0 lead in the match and became the first player to score a hat-trick in a single leg UEFA Cup or Europa League final. 

His third strike was perhaps the best of the bunch, with Lookman receiving the ball on the edge of the Leverkusen penalty area, before putting his head down, driving into the box and unleashing a thumping left-footed strike into the top corner of the goal. 

At 2-0 it looked like Atalanta were in control of the match, but with Leverkusen looking to tire, it seemed the 26-year-old’s third strike had sealed the match. 

His first had come in the opening 11 minutes of the match, finding an open pocket of space in the penalty area to tap Douglas Zappacosta’s cross into the back of the net from just off the edge of the six-yard box. 

The Nigerian international would double the Serie A side’s lead soon after with a superb long-range finish, gliding past one defender before curling a low strike into the far corner of the goal from outside of the penalty. 

More to follow… 

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