Ademola Lookman stole the spotlight with a stunning brace, guiding Atalanta to a hard-fought 3-2 triumph over AC Milan in a thrilling Serie A encounter at Gewiss Stadium on Saturday.
The Super Eagles forward showcased his prowess by netting goals in both halves, putting the home team on course for a valuable three points.
Lookman’s first goal came in the 38th minute, only to be matched by Olivier Giroud. Undeterred, he struck again in the 55th minute.
However, Luka Jokic’s 80th-minute goal canceled out Lookman’s second, setting the stage for a nail-biting finale. As Atalanta relentlessly pressed forward, Milan faced a setback as David Calabria received a red card for a second bookable offense.
In the 95th minute, substitute Luis Muriel proved to be the hero, securing the winning goal and sparking jubilation for Atalanta.
Meanwhile, Samuel Chukwueze’s performance for Milan was described as uninspiring, leading to his substitution for Ismael Bennacer shortly after the restart.
It was another good day in the office for Ademola Lookman against a top side.
Ademola Lookman’s game by numbers vs. AC Milan
97% pass accuracy
3 dribbles completed
2 key passes
1 big chance created
Goal involvements vs. Napoli, Inter & AC Milan in recent weeks.
So far this season Ademola Lookman has 6 goals, 2 assists in 15 league games.