Goal delights matchwinner Lookman

Super Eagles striker Ademola Lookman was excited to be on the scoresheet for Atalanta in the Serie A on Sunday.

The former Everton man was the match winner for Atalanta after scoring the only goal for his side in their 1-0 home win against Fiorentina in a keenly contested match at Bergamo.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, who have started the season well, did not lose their early momentum before the international break, were at the forefront against a poor Fiorentina side at the Gewiss Stadium.

Though it was a tough battle between the two sides, Atalanta eventually won in the end thanks to Lookman’s 59th-minute goal, allowing them to keep up with Napoli at the top of the Serie A table.

The 24-year-old forward could not hide his joy after scoring his first goal in front of the home side.

“It was a beautiful win, a great performance and we believed in it until the end. I’m happy for my first goal in front of our fans, I’ve been waiting for it for a long time.

“I just want to see from match to match where we can go, I haven’t set myself any goals, I want to get as far as possible with Atalanta.”

Atalanta’s win means that they are joint leaders of the Serie A table alongside Napoli with 20 points, securing six wins and two draws in their opening eight games. 

The 24-year-old Lookman joined Atalanta in August from RB Leipzig in a deal worth around €9m, putting pen to paper on a four-year contract.

The Nigerian has made an impressive start for Atlanta making eight appearances, scoring two goals and has also contributed three assists in the 2022/23 season.

La Dea’s next match is against an in-form Udinese side next weekend, another tough test for Gasperini and his squad.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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