Do You Know This About Major Trophies In Europe: Ademola Lookman, Other Nigerian Players Wins Most…clear your doubt

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From reports, the English Championship to the German league, the country’s footballers recorded notable achievements this campaign.

 

Ademola Lookman stole the show on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Atalanta’s 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League final to hand the Italian side their first European trophy.

 

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That victory was against his compatriots Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella who play for the German side.

Leverkusen came into the game unbeaten, eyeing a historic treble after winning the Bundesliga, and hoping to add the Europa League to their cabinet.

 

However, Lookman dashed their hopes with two first-half goals and a third in the second half, ensuring no late comeback for the German side who have made such a habit this season.

 

His hat trick made him the first player to score thrice in the Europa League, writing his name in history books.

 

Lookman’s success adds to the list of  Nigerian players who excelled across Europe this season by winning trophies with their club sides.

 

From the English Championship to the German league, the country’s footballers recorded notable achievements this campaign.

 

In Germany, the duo of Boniface and Tella flew Nigeria’s flag high, winning the Bundesliga with Leverkusen. It was even more fascinating as they did it without losing a game to dethrone perennial winners Bayern Munich. That was Leverkusen’s first-ever Germany league title, a feat that has earned them rave reviews.

 

Away from Germany, two other Nigerians also emerged winners in the English Championship. Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi helped Leicester City earn a return to the Premier League, claiming the Championship title alongside.

 

Back in Greece, Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong returned from a long injury layoff after a brilliant outing at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to win the Greek Super League title with PAOK FC.

 

Apart from the men, Super Falcons’ midfield engine room Christy Ucheibe won a quadruple of trophies in Portugal.

 

Her team Benfica won the Liga BPI (Portuguese league), Taca de Portugal Feminina (Portuguese Women’s Cup), Taca de Liga Feminina (Portuguese Women’s League Cup), and the Super Taca de Portugal Feminina (Portuguese Women’s Super Cup).

 

In Serbia, Nigeria’s Peter Olayinka was part of the Red Star Belgrade’s double-winning side.

 

They emerged as winners of the SuperLiga and Belgian Cup.

 

(Channels)

 

 

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