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Ademola Lookman has best shot accuracy, goal conversion in Serie A

Ademola Lookman has best shot accuracy, goal conversion in Serie A

Super Eagles forwards Ademola Lookman has the best shot accuracy and goal conversion rate among the top scorers in the Italian Serie A.

The Nigerian scored a brace in Atalanta’s 3-3 draw with Juventus on Sunday to stay second on the Serie A top scorers’ log with 11 goals from 18 games played.

The 25-year-old who joined Atalanta from German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig during last year’s summer transfer window has a shot accuracy of 73 per cent, the best of any player with four goals or more in the Serie A – same as Napoli’s Eljif Elmas who has scored five goals.

Behind the Nigerian are Lazio’s Mattia Zaccagni, Salernitana’s Boulaye Dia – both on seven goals – Atalanta’s Teun Koopmeiners, Juventus’ Arkadiusz Milik – both on six goals – and Torino’s Nikola Vlasic who all have 71 per cent shot accuracy.

Lookman also has a 50 per cent goal conversion rate – also the best in the league – after scoring 11 goals from his total of 22 shots this season.

Closest to him his Elmas who has a 45 per cent goal conversion rate, with five goals from 11 shots, while Dia has 41 per cent conversion rate with seven goals from 17 shots.

Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella and Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic complete the top five with a goal conversion rate of 36 per cent and 35 per cent respectively. Barella has five goals from 14 shots while Arnautovic has scored eight goals from 23 shots.

Lookman also has the second best goal per 90 minutes in league (0.91), only bettered by compatriot Victor Osimhen with 0.93.

With two other goals in the Coppa Italia, Lookman’s return of 13 goals is his highest for any club he has played for since he turned professional, achieving the feat after only 19 appearances for the Italian side. His closest being 12 goals scored for boyhood club Chalton Athletic in 49 appearance between 2015 and 2017.

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