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Alonso's error with Boniface; Lookman leads Atalanta past Bayer

Posted : 23 May 2024

Ademola Lookman delivered a performance for the ages, propelling Atalanta to their first-ever European title with a resounding 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday.

Atalanta’s triumph in the Europa League final brought an end to Bayer Leverkusen’s remarkable 51-game unbeaten streak, showcasing their dominance on the European stage.

Here are the five key talking points from this thrilling encounter:

Lookman, Leverkusen’s biggest nightmare: Ademola Lookman's hattrick shattered Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run, denying Xabi Alonso’s team a historic triumph.

Lookman’s brilliance was evident from the start, with his first goal coming from a cleverly worked corner routine, followed by a right-footed curler and a thunderous strike to complete his hattrick.

Gian Piero Gasperini, at 66, became the oldest manager to win a Europa League final, showcasing his tactical acumen and innovative approach to the game.

Lookman’s historic hattrick: Lookman's goals not only secured victory for Atalanta but also etched his name into Europa League history as the first Nigerian to score a hattrick in a one-legged final.

Gasperini outwitting Xabi Alonso: Gasperini’s tactical masterclass neutralized Leverkusen’s attack and stifled their game plan, showcasing Atalanta’s high pressing and relentless pressure.

End of Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run: Atalanta's victory ended Leverkusen’s remarkable unbeaten streak and highlighted their own growth and resilience on the European stage.

Overall, Atalanta’s triumph will be remembered as a landmark achievement, propelled by Lookman’s unforgettable hattrick and Gasperini’s tactical brilliance.



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