Ademola Lookman has been a dynamic force for Atalanta this season, and once again he illuminated the field, orchestrating an incredible assist that fueled Atalanta’s commanding 4-1 victory over Salernitana on Monday evening.
In their 16th Serie A showdown of the season, Atalanta played host to bottom-ranked Salernitana at the Gewiss Stadium, aiming to extend their winning streak following a remarkable 3-2 triumph over AC Milan in their previous Italian top-flight encounter.
Initially facing a setback with Chukwubuikem Ilwuemesi and his Salernitana taking an early lead courtesy of Lucas Pirola in the opening ten minutes, Atalanta regrouped, marking a staggering turnaround in the second half.
Luis Muriel kicked off the resurgence, netting the equaliser in the 47th minute.
Shortly after, Mario Pasalic capitalised on Lookman’s assist, receiving a well-placed pass inside the box from the Super Eagles’ forward, enabling Pasalic to execute a one-time shot and put Atalanta ahead at 2-1 in the 52nd minute.
— Serie A Xtra (@SerieAXtra) December 18, 2023
The surge continued, with Charles De Ketelaete and Aleksey Miranchuk sealing the deal with additional goals in the 83rd and 89th minutes, respectively, securing a resounding victory for La Dea.
Lookman put out an outstanding performance, registering four goal attempts, 63 touches, and a commendable 71 percent pass accuracy during his 85 minutes on the field.
With six goals and three assists this season, the former Leicester City star is poised to maintain this momentum as Atalanta gears up to face Bologna in their upcoming fixture on Saturday.
This crucial win catapults Ademola Lookman and his teammates to the 7th spot in the standings, accumulating 26 points.
— Atalanta B.C. (@Atalanta_BC) December 18, 2023
They sit 15 points adrift of league leaders Inter Milan and maintain an 18-point advantage over Salernitana, languishing at the bottom of the table.
Will Lookman and Atalanta aim to sustain their momentum in the upcoming clashes, which promise an electrifying Serie A season ahead? Stay tuned for more thrilling action with Footballrover.