Ademola Lookman scoring one of his goals against Bayer Lekerkusen


Hit in the Europa League! Atalanta crushes undefeated Leverkusen in Dublin (3-0)

Published:22/05/2024 - 22:56h

Updated:23/05/2024 - 09:58h

Atalanta ended Bayer Leverkusen's 51-game unbeaten streak with an unexpected win in Dublin in the Europa League final (3-0). Nigerian Ademola Lookman was the hero with a hat trick for history

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The Atalanta made history by double game the Wednesday in Dublin when remaining with the Europe League with an incredible goleada in front of the Bayer Leverkusen (3-0). The Italian team, that only had a Glass Italy in his vitrinas, tumbó to the champion invicto of Germany and instrument feeling of the season with a remarkable performance so much in defence as in attack, having in Ademola Lookman to his indisputable 'MVP'.

The asfixiante high pressure of 'The Dea' did the difference in the first part. The ones of Xabi Alonso lost countless balloons in exit and, in the minute 12, a good desborde of the ex Chelsea Davide Zappacosta by right allowed to the Italian serve a centre by low that found to Lookman free of mark for fusilar to Kovar. The normal had been that the group bergamasco went down the rhythm, but the intensity kept and the difference did not take in expanding .

Lookman Stole him the show to Wirtz in Dublin

With the Bayer aturdido by the physical fortress of the ones of Gianpiero Gasperini, in the 25' Ademola recovered a balloon in contrary field and, after leaving irrigated to Xhaka with a pipe, took out a zapatazo imparable for Kovar with a balloon that coló near of the left stick. The second goal of the Nigerian was a balde of water frozen for the Germans, although Grimaldo had a very clear before the rest to discount.

Before the rest, Xhaka also tried it with a far shot that brushed the stick. In spite of having more possession, the Leverkusen never could develop his verticality in Dublin and, in the halftime, the Spanish trainer put to Victor Boniface in place of Josip Stanisic to look for the reaction of his directed. The change gave more depth to the team germano, but the Atalanta kept very unemployed and very attentive to hurt to the against.

'Hat trick' Of Lookman and exhibition of the Atalanta

The minutes happened and the group bergamasco seemed to feel increasingly comfortable in the field in spite of the command teuotón. Alonso put all the gunpowder in attack with the income of Andrick and Hlozek, but the Bayer followed having problems to arrive to the arch defended by the Argentinian Juan Muso. Although the expectancy kept by the countless traced back of the Leverkusen in the season, in the 75' Lookman cleared the German hopes with another golazo.

Scamacca Received the balloon in own field and enabled to the Nigerian with a long pass. The '11' dribbled with ease to Tapsoba in the hand manually and took out an authentic balazo to break him the arch, again, to a Kovar that could not do absolutely at all in any of the goals of the extreme. The 3-0 sentenced the party and the thump in Dublin, further of some attempt of the Bayer to the end in search of the so much of the honour.

Goleada For the memory of an Atalanta historical that tumbó, against all prognosis, the invicto of 51 parties of the ones of Xabi Alonso. The consolation germano can arrive the Saturday in the final of the Pokal in front of the humble FCK. The Italians, by his part, desquitaron of the defeat suffered the past week in Rome in front of the Juventus by the final of the Glass Italy (1-0).

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