09:02  ,  May 23, 2024

Ademola Lookman becomes first footballer to score hat-trick in Europa League final in 49 years

Ademola Lookman, the Nigerian striker of Atalanta who won the Europa League Cup, became the first footballer to score a hat-trick in the Europa League—formerly UEFA Cup—final in 49 years, reports Gracenote Live.

Lookman scored in the 12th, 26th, and 75th minutes of the aforesaid Italian club’s match against Bayer Leverkusen, the new champions of the German Bundesliga.

Before that, FIFA World Cup and European champion Jupp Heynckes, the German striker of Borussia Monchengladbach, had netted a hat-trick in the second leg of the 1975 UEFA Cup final, where this German club had won 5-1 against Twente (Netherlands).

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