Ademola Lookman Of Atalanta Shares Emotional Moment With His Loved Ones After Europa League Triumph Over Bayer Leverkusen

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The mother and uncle of Ademola Lookman were present in Dublin, Ireland to witness the footballer etch his name into history, as he helped Atalanta win the UEFA Europa League crown.

Lookman was breathtaking on the night at the Aviva Stadium, netting a hat-trick that secured a 3-0 win for the side from Bergamo over Bayer Leverkusen.

Ademola Lookman displayed brilliance in front of his hearty parents, ending Xabi Alonso’s side’s 51-game unbeaten run.

Ademola Lookman Emotional Scene With His Mother And Uncle

Following the encounter, the Nigerian forward was seen hugging his mom and his uncle tightly, with the Europa League’s official X (formerly known as Twitter) account capturing the emotional scene.

The trio were beaming with smiles of joy after the full-time whistle, with those surrounding them staring at the heartwarming moment.

Lookman’s hat trick resulted in him winning his first-ever major career trophy, as he became the first player to score a hat trick in the UEFA Europa League final.

The trophy also brought happiness to the attacker, seeing that he had previously lost 2 finals in 2024.

Ademola Lookman finished on the losing side in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final, as Nigeria were defeated by Ivory Coast 2-1 in February 2024.

In the Coppa Italia final, Lookman’s Atalanta were also beaten 1-0 by Juventus in the final played on May 15, 2024.

The Nigerian ultimately became third-time lucky on this occasion, as he netted his 13th, 14th, and 15th goals of the campaign to guide his side to the Europa League trophy.

Ademola Lookman’s performance in Dublin bashed the unbeaten record of Bayer Leverkusen as aforementioned and it also left compatriots Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella crestfallen.

Lookman

Lookman was born in Wandsworth, England, on October 20, 1997, and he is known for his dazzling runs and impressive finishing abilities.

Ademola Lookman has played for several clubs in his career, including; Everton, Charlton Athletic, RB Leipzig, and Leicester City.

The attacker, who can function as a winger, second striker, and striker, has made 274 club career appearances, scoring 65 goals and providing 34 assists in all competitions.

The name of Lookman’s mother and father are unknown, but they are both from Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Ademola Lookman will be back in Nigeria in the coming days for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against South Africa and Benin Republic on June 7th and June 10, 2024.

These matches are important games for the Super Eagles, as they are yet to pick up a victory in their opening group matches. They played out a 1-1 draw against Zimbabwe and Lesotho in November 2023.

Finidi George’s side currently occupy the 3rd spot in Group C with 2 points from 2 matches, 2 points adrift Rwanda, who sit at the summit of the group with 4 points.

Nigeria definitely need to win both games in June 2024, if they are to harbor any hopes of playing in the 2026 FIFA World Cup, having failed to qualify for the 2022 edition.

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