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Ademola Lookman Leads Atalanta to Coppa Italia Final with Stellar Performance Against Fiorentina

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Prince Jean

Apr 25, 2024

International African players

Ademola Lookman (#11) soars high, exemplifying Atalanta's dominance in a pivotal moment of the Coppa Italia semi-final clash. Credit:gettyimages

In a thrilling Coppa Italia semi-final match, Nigeria's Ademola Lookman emerged as a key player for Atalanta, scoring and assisting to secure a 4-1 victory over Fiorentina, propelling his team to the final against Juventus. Starting with a deficit from the first leg, Atalanta quickly leveled the aggregate score through Teun Koopmeiners, who found the net after just eight minutes. The team maintained pressure, with Gianluca Scamacca and others coming close to adding more goals, only to be denied by Fiorentina's goalkeeper, Pietro Terracciano.

Despite Fiorentina controlling much of the possession, Atalanta showcased greater attacking threat. The game's dynamics shifted significantly after Fiorentina's Nikola Milenković received a red card for a critical foul. Fiorentina briefly took the lead on aggregate with Lucas Martínez Quarta's header, but Atalanta responded robustly. Scamacca's equalizer reignited Atalanta's momentum, followed by decisive late goals from Lookman and Mario Pašalić, confirming their dominance and securing their place in the final. Atalanta's resilience ensured they overcame Fiorentina's late attempts, sealing a memorable win to challenge Juventus for the Coppa Italia crown.

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