Ademola Lookman powers Atalanta to Coppa Italia final with goal and assist against Fiorentina

Atalanta players celebrating Ademola Lookman's goal against Fiorentina || Image credit: Imago

Ademola Lookman powers Atalanta to Coppa Italia final with goal and assist against Fiorentina

Faruq Ibrahim 22:11 - 24.04.2024

Nigeria's Ademola Lookman scored and assisted late in the game to confirm Atalanta's triumph over Fiorentina and book a Coppa Italia final slot against Juventus.

Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman came up with the goods late on to help Atalanta to a 4-1 victory against Fiorentina to book a Coppa Italia final against Juventus.

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How it happened

With Atalanta trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Teun Koopmeiners wasted no time in drawing his side level on aggregate, slotting home after just eight minutes. Atalanta continued to create chances, with Gianluca Scamacca coming close to doubling their lead with a powerful strike that was brilliantly saved by Fiorentina goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano.

Despite Fiorentina enjoying more possession, it was Atalanta who looked more threatening in front of goal. Charles De Ketelaere and Matteo Ruggeri both had opportunities to extend Atalanta's lead before the break, but Fiorentina managed to keep the scoreline at 1-0.

Atalanta took control of the tie in the second half when Nikola Milenković was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity. However, Fiorentina unexpectedly regained the lead on aggregate when Lucas Martínez Quarta scored with a diving header.

Atalanta fought back, with Scamacca equalising just seven minutes later with a spectacular acrobatic effort. The hosts continued to press and were rewarded with two late goals, with Ademola Lookman and Mario Pašalić sealing Atalanta's place in the Coppa Italia final with a 4-1 

Despite a late barrage from Fiorentina, Atalanta held on to secure a comprehensive victory and book their spot in the Coppa Italia final.