In a sensational display of football prowess, Ademola Lookman took center stage, scoring an impressive brace that led Atalanta to a resounding 5-0 victory over Locarno in a friendly match on Saturday evening, Soccernet.ng reports.
The summer football clash in Clusone saw Atalanta assert their dominance right from the start.
Lookman wasted no time and attempted the first shot on goal in the opening minutes but the opposing goalkeeper thwarted his effort.
Unfazed by the initial setback, Lookman struck in the 8th minute, capitalising on a perfectly timed assist from Rasmus Højlund, opening the floodgates for his team.
The opening goal set the tone for Atalanta’s goal-scoring spree. Mario Pasalic doubled their advantage in the 19th minute, unleashing an accurate shot that hit the post and sailed past the opposing goalkeeper, Pelloni.
Lookman was not done yet and exhibited his composure under pressure, expertly executing a lob in the 28th minute to claim his second goal of the match.
Continuing their dominance, Atalanta added more goals to their tally. Joakim Mæhle found the top corner of the net in the 30th minute, courtesy of a precise pass from Pasalic. The 39th minute witnessed another goal from Davide Zappacosta.
Lookman’s standout performance stole the spotlight, making him a pivotal figure for Atalanta’s success. With two crucial goals and an influential presence on the field, the striker showcased his potential to be a key player for the Nerazzurri in the upcoming season.
At the final whistle, the scoreboard read Atalanta 10 – 0 Locarno, reflecting the team’s dominant display throughout the match. With Lookman leading the charge, Atalanta’s fans have reason to be excited about the promising season ahead.