Lookman Fires Warning To 2023 AFCON Opponent With Fantastic Atalanta Finish

Super Eagles winger Ademola Lookman with his recent strike against Lecce during an Italian Serie A fixture has sent a warning to Super Eagles’ Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) opponents npflupdates.com reports.

Lookman was on target when Atalanta Bergamasca welcomed Lecce at home on Saturday afternoon.

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Ademola Lookman celebrates his goal against Lecce

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It was as a keen contested fixture, as both teams failed to find the back of the net during the first half of the fixture; even though, the Nerazzuri dominated the entire period.

Lookman scores on last Serie A fixture of 2023

The Blue and Black boys piled on the pressure shortly after the restart of the game; and it paid off with one minute remaining before the hour mark, when Lookman gathered from Scamacca and beat Falcone with a daisy-cutter into the far bottom corner.

Gasperini’s men went ahead to create two more scoring chances in the following minutes as  right-back Zappacosta’s right-foot shot was wide; while Scamacca was denied by on-rushing Falcone.

Lookman will join the Nerazzurri when they get back to work tomorrow, Sunday 31 December, with a behind-closed-doors morning training session.

However, the Nigerian may not be available for selection for a Coppa Italia Frecciarossa tie against Sassuolo which is scheduled for Wednesday, 3 January at the Gewiss Stadium, as he ought to have joined Super Eagles United Arab Emirates (UAE) camp ahead of the 2023 AFCON tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.

Ademola scores against Lecce

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At the AFCON, the former Leicester City’s boy is expected to lead the Super Eagles attack as the three-time African champions charge for a fourth continental title in Ivory Coast.

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