Ademola Lookman Celebrates With His Mother After Atalanta's Europa League Win: Video

Ademola Lookman Celebrates With His Mother After Atalanta's Europa League Win: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 25, 2024 at 4:18 AM
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  • Ademola Lookman celebrated his Europa League win with his mother
  • The Nigeria star flew his mother to Dublin for the competition's final
  • Lookman scored a hat-trick as Atalanta defeated Bayer Leverkusen

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Ademola Lookman, on the biggest night of his career so far, shared the stage with his mother after scoring a hat-trick in Atalanta's Europa League win.

The Nigerian forward stole the show with a masterful performance as the Italian outfit ended the German champions' unbeaten run of over 50 games.

Lookman opened the scoring in the 12th minute after blindsiding Exequiel Palacios, before curling home at distance for his second of the first half.

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Ademola Lookman and his mother celebrate after Atalanta wins the Europa League on May 22, 2024. Photo: Mike Hewitt.
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The Super Eagles star then made history by becoming the first player to net a hat-trick in a European Cup final after finishing off Gianluca Scamacca's pass with 15 minutes remaining.

In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Lookman and his mother celebrated the moment in style as she expressed how proud she is of her son.

Having already lost two finals this year, Lookman travelled to Dublin with his teammates as a player ready to end his run of losses against a very strong Leverkusen side.

The victory handed Atalanta their first European title while it was also the first time an Italian club had won the Europa League since the competition was re-formatted

His blistering performances also cemented his place as one of the favourites for CAF's 2024 African Player of the Year award.

Lookman crowned an outstanding campaign with 15 goals and eight assists across all competitions, per Transfermarkt.

The former England youth international will next join the Super Eagles for June's 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic.

Lookman hits 'cold' celebration after hat-trick

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lookman wrapped up a heroic performance with a cold celebration after netting a hat-trick in the final of the Europa League against Bayer Leverkusen.

The Nigeria forward ended the newly-crowned Bunedesliga champions' unbeaten run with a Man of the Match display in Dublin on Wednesday evening, making history with his hat-trick.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.