Lookman’s Late Goal, Assist Powers Atalanta Into 6th Coppa Italia Final

Lookman’s Late Goal, Assist Powers Atalanta Into 6th Coppa Italia Final

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By Amaechi Agbo

Super Eagles forward, Ademola Lookman produced a moment of magical show on Wednesday night as his last minutes goal and assist helped Atalanta to beat Fiorentina 4-1 on aggregate and reach the final of the 2024 Coppa Italia, their 6th in history.

Atalanta scored twice in injury time – with ex-Everton forward Ademola Lookman on target – as they beat Fiorentina to reach the Coppa Italia final.

Lookman scored in the 94th minute and assisted Mario Pasalic in the 98th to seal a 4-1 aggregate victory in their semi-final.

Atalanta, 1-0 down from the first leg, scored early through Teun Koopmeiners but Lucas Martinez Quarta struck for Fiorentina after half-time.

With the aggregate score level at 2-2 and extra time looming in Bergamo, substitute Lookman – a product of Charlton Athletic’s academy – finished superbly with his left foot to put Atalanta within reach of the final, after a lengthy video assistant referee check for offside.

As the 10 men of Fiorentina pushed forward, they left gaps, and Pasalic, after collecting Lookman’s pass, found himself racing through on goal, calmly dinked the ball over the oncoming Pietro Terracciano to complete a 4-1 win on the night.

Atalanta, who last week eliminated Liverpool from the Europa League quarter-finals, reached their sixth Italian Cup final. They lifted their sole Coppa Italia trophy in 1962-63.

Atalanta will take on Juventus in the final after they overcame Lazio 3-2 on aggregate.

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