Ademola Lookman created history as he netted a hat-trick in the Europa League final to end Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run.

Lookman Sends Media Into Meltdown With Europa Final Hat-trick
Ademola Lookman

The Nigeria international scored a brace within 26 minutes of the game while netting a third in the second half to end Xabi Alonso’s side’s dreams of winning an unbeaten treble in the 2023-24 season.


Lookman in the process became the first-ever African player to score a hat-trick in a European final and only the second player after Jupp Heynckes in 1975 to score three times in a Europa League/UEFA Cup final.

The 26-year-old former Fulham player left his fans mesmerised, as they took to social media to hail the Atalanta star.

Incredible Performance 

A user named BG wrote on X: “Lookman hattrick on Leverkusen’s head.

“Bro lost AFCON and Copa Italia final and said ‘that’s enough’.”


A fan named George shared a clip from his Fulham days where the attacker missed a penalty while attempting a Panenka to show how far he has come since then as he wrote:

“In 2020, Ademola Lookman failed a ‘Panenka’ penalty for Fulham with his team down 3-2 in the 98th minute… 4 years on, and he’s the FIRST Player to score a hat-trick in a Europa League Final. Incredible.”

This fan named Lerry hailed Lookman for becoming the first-ever African footballer to score a hat-trick in a UEFA competition final as he wrote:

“The first EVER African Player to score Hattrick in the Final of a major UEFA Competition.


“Ademola Lookman!”

However, a fan with the username Mugborn5 took a dig at Bayern Munich star Harry Kane as he wrote:


“Ademola Lookman now has more trophies than Harry Kane.”

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While Leverkusen’s incredible unbeaten run this season came to an end disastrously, the night turned out to be a memorable one for Atalanta’s 66-year-old manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, who won his first-ever trophy after serving as a coach for more than two decades.

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