Super Eagles winger, Ademola Lookman was at his best mettle as he grabbed a brace and provided an assist in Atalanta’s 8-2 win over Salernitana in Sunday’s Serie A game.
The Nigerian international, who was 16th appearance, has netted seven goals and bagged two assists.
Atalanta took the lead in the 5th minute. Jeremie Boga made a shot from outside Salernitana’s penalty box and after a ricochet, it went to Guillermo Ochoa’s net.
Teun Koopmeiners was close to finishing Atalanta’s attack with another goal, but Ochoa deflected the ball after the midfielder’s shot.
Salernitana responded with a goal in the 10th minute. Boulaye Dia went one-on-one with Juan Musso and shot the ball between the legs of the Atalanta goalkeeper.
Atalanta kept attacking in order to come back to the lead, but the attempts were not successful. The home team was awarded a penalty after Federico Fazio fouled on Rasmus Winther Hojlund. Ademola Lookman scored the penalty kick in the 20th minute. Three minutes later, Giorgio Scalvini made the score 3-1 with a header.
Fazio fouled on Hojlund in Salernitana’s penalty box again, resulting in a second penalty kick for Atalanta in the half. Ochoa saved Koopmeiners’ first shot, but the Dutchman picked up the ball and scored. Three minutes later, Hojlund charged to the penalty area and scored Atalanta’s fifth goal of the evening. The first half ended with a 5-1 score.
Dia entered Atalanta’s penalty box with the ball and made a cross to Krzysztof Piątek, but the striker did not manage to make a proper shot.
Lookman scored Atalanta’s sixth goal of the match. He got the ball after Boga’s pass and made the strike from outside the box. The festival of goals continued two minutes later as Hans Nicolussi Caviglia scored for Salernitana. Dia made an assist.
Atalanta scored again in the 61st minute. Ederson, who had substituted Marten de Roon after halftime, had a successful long-range shot. Nadir Zortea made the score 8-2 with his shot from an acute angle in the 85th minute.
Atalanta took an impressive 8-2 victory .against Salernitana to stay equal on points with Lazio in the standings.