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Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman ignited Atalanta’s comeback at the Gewiss Stadium with his second-half equalizer, etching his name into the club’s history books.

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Lookman opened his Europa League scoring account for Atalanta on Thursday night, leveling the score in their 2-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon at the Gewiss Stadium. This result secured a 3-2 aggregate win for the Italian side over Ruben Amorim’s team.

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In the match, Pedro Goncalves’ 33rd-minute goal initially put Sporting ahead, but Lookman and Gianluca Scamacca’s strikes turned the tide in favor of Gian Piero Gasperini’s men.

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Lookman’s equalizer, just 36 seconds after the restart, set a new record for Atalanta as the quickest goal scored by the club following halftime in major European competitions.

After the game, Lookman expressed his happiness in an interview with Atalanta’s in-house channel, emphasizing the importance of the win and praising the fans for their support. He also acknowledged the upcoming challenge in the quarter-finals, expressing readiness to face any opponent.

Atalanta now awaits the quarter-final draw, which will take place in Nyon. Following this, Lookman and his teammates will return to league action, hosting Fiorentina at the Gewiss Stadium on March 17 before the international break.

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