Ademola Lookman, a Nigerian international football player, was selected for the Serie A squad of the week for matchday 5 as a result of his outstanding performance.
The 25-year-old used the international break to jump-start his season after a sluggish start, scoring in Nigeria’s 6-0 defeat over Sao Tome and Principle in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Lookman added to his impressive performance on Sunday by scoring for Atalanta against Cagliari in a Serie A match played at the Gewiss Stadium, bringing his season total to 2 goals from 5 games.
The Black and Blues’ winger gave them the lead in the 33rd minute, and Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic doubled it for them in the 76th to give Atalanta a 2-0 triumph.
The player from Nigeria is included in the Serie A squad of the week according to sources. Over the weekend, he was included in the forward line with other notable players including Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo and Jovane Cabral of Torino.
Lookman is positioned on the left wing of the 3-4-3 formation alongside two forwards who performed admirably over the weekend.
Sassuolo stunned Juventus 4-2 thanks to a sensational goal from Domenico Berardi, and Salernitana earned a point at home to Frosinone thanks to an equalizer from Cape Verdean forward Jovane Cabral in the second half.
Pietro Terracciano of Florentina, the team’s goalie, had a rating of 9.08 out of 10, while Lookman received an 8.32.
The former Everton forward will be hoping to keep up his success all season to aid Atalanta in their pursuit of a European spot.