Atalanta 3-0 Leverkusen: Ademola Lookman takes UEL final personal after netting hattrick to make history


Ademola Lookman was the hero as Atalanta thrashed Bayer Leverkusen to lift their first ever European title.

In a stunning display of individual brilliance, Super Eagles striker Ademola Lookman led Atalanta to a historic Europa League triumph, beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the final.

The 26-year-old Nigerian was the undisputed star of the show, scoring a stunning hat-trick to secure Atalanta's first ever European title on Wednesday night.


Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella are looking to add Europa League glory to their Bundesliga win but face opposition from Atalanta, led by compatriot Ademola Lookman.



The La Dea coach believes the Super Eagles striker and his teammates are ready to go the distance against Xabi Alonso's unbeaten side.


Lookman destroys Leverkusen in a historic night

Lookman's impressive performance was the highlight of an entertaining and one-sided match, as the Italian side outplayed their German rivals from start to finish.

The Super Eagles star shattered the dreams of his compatriots, Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella, who were part of a Leverkusen squad searching for an unprecedented treble following their invincible Bundesliga win.

Man of the moment, Ademola Lookman leaves after one of his goals.

Man of the moment, Ademola Lookman leaves after one of his goals.

However, their Super Eagles teammate, Lookman, was having none of that as he put on a bid to become the first Nigerian and African player to score a hat-trick in the final of a major UEFA competition.

This victory represents a milestone for Atalanta, which has firmly engraved its name in the annals of European football history.

A historic night for Ademola Lookman and his Atalanta teammates against Leverkusen.

A historic night for Ademola Lookman and his Atalanta teammates against Leverkusen.

Lookman's performance also cemented his status as a serious contender for the CAF Player of the Year award.

Nigerians took to social media to hail Lookman's performance as one of the greatest individual performances in a European final, cementing his reputation as one of Nigeria's biggest stars at the moment.

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