Super Eagles star equals Atalanta record held by 2006 World Cup winner, 2 others 

Published: November 13, 2022
Super Eagles star equals Atalanta record held by 2006 World Cup winner, 2 others 

Red-hot Super Eagles winger Ademola Lookman was on target again for Atalanta but his goal counted for nothing as the Nerazzurri were beaten 3-2 by Inter Milan in an Italian Serie A clash at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday afternoon - their third consecutive loss in the division. 


Referee Daniele Chiffi pointed to the spot midway through the first half after Duván Zapata was caught in the area by Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij.


Lookman sent Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana the wrong way to open the scoring for Atalanta, taking his tally in the Serie A to seven goals in his first fifteen appearances in his debut season. 



In the three points for a win era, Lookman is the fourth Atalanta player able to score at least seven goals in the first fifteen games played of the season in his debut campaign for the Nerazzurri, after Luis Muriel, German Denis and 2006 World Cup winner with Italy Filippo Inzaghi, according to the statisticians at OPTA. 


The Nigeria international has scored against seven different teams this season namely Sampdoria, Fiorentina, Udinese, Sassuolo, Empoli, Napoli and Inter Milan, and registered three assists in matches against Torino and Monza. 


Inter equalised in the 36th minute courtesy of a beautifully taken goal by Edin Dzeko and the Bosnia and Herzegovina striker made it 2-1 with another close range effort at minute 56th before José Luis Palomino scored at both ends. 


Atalanta are three points off the Champions League places with fifteen games played in the Italian topflight. 


Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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