Ademola Lookman season opener not enough as Atalanta stumble in Florence

Published on: 18 September 2023

Ademola Lookman opened his season account with a goal on Sunday as Atalanta fell to a 3-2 defeat against Fiorentina in their matchday four encounter of the 2023/24 Italian Serie A season, can report.

The Nigerian International who have failed to register his name on the score sheet in the last few months finally got himself back on it as he levelled the game for his side who were behind at the break in the 53rd minute.

This goal is coming after Lookman's impressive AFCON Qualifying match for the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Sao Tome and Principle where he registered a goal and an assist to his name.

Lookman who wast Atalanta's top scorer in the Italian Serie A last season with 13 goals will hope he can return to competing with the top players like countryman, Victor Osimhen and Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez for the Capocannoniere like he did last season.

Atalanta dropped to 9th on the 20 team Italian Serie A table after the defeat to Fiorentina but will hope to move up when they face Cagliari at home on Sunday but first will have to navigate their way past Raków Częstochowa, their first 2023/24 Europa League opponent on Thursday.


By Oluwayemi Omolagba