Lookman closes in on Victor Osimhen in the Seria A top scorer chart with his 12th league goal of the season in an 2-0 win over Sampdoria at the Gewiss Stadium on Saturday evening.
Sampdoria started the match really brightly and had the chance to lead the game but couldn’t convert. Lookman also couldn’t get on a rebound from Højlund.
The deadlock got broken in the 42nd minute by Maehle, with the Danish international scoring his second goal in two games. Jeremy Boga floated a cross into the box that was met by the header of Lookman off the upright. The ball was retrieved back by Hateboer and put back in danger for Maehle to head in at the far post.
12 minutes into the second half, Lookman doubled the lead to sink Sampdoria with his 12th goal of the Seria A campaign. The Nigerian received a pass from Rafael Toloi in the midfield and dribbled past the defenders to speed through on goal. He buries the shot in the far corner.
Jeremy Boga also tried a shot from outside the box but was only just over the crossbar. Minutes later, Højlund also tried to score at the near post but his shot was well saved by the goalkeeper.
The match ended 2-0 in favour of Atalanta with Lookman (12) now just one goal behind Victor Osimhen (13) in the Seria A top scorer chart.