Another weekend of Croatian excellence across Europe is in the books!
Mario Pašalić added another highlight to his fantastic 2021-22 season on Sunday, scoring the opening goal for Atalanta in their 6-2 victory over Udinese. Pašalić now ranks 6th in the Serie A in goal contributions with 8 goals and 5 assists – quite fantastic for a midfielder!
Ante Budimir found the back of the net for Osasuna in their 2-0 victory over Cadiz on Sunday. After suffering two injuries in fall, this is only Budimir’s second goal this season in La Liga.
Joško Gvardiol played another magnificent match in the Bundesliga on Saturday, as Leipzig comfortably beat Mainz 4-1. The 19 year-old was the highest rated defender on the pitch with a solid 7.3 SofaScore rating. Gvardiol completed 90% of his passes, won 5 duels on the ground, and recorded three successful dribbles.
Mateo Kovačić’s season just keeps getting better! Kovačić was given the captain’s armband for Chelsea in their FA Cup match against Chesterfield. The midfield maestro commanded the pitch in the first half, and was rested in the second half once Chelsea took a comfortable lead.
Luka Modrić played 70 minutes in Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over Valencia.
Marcelo Brozović and Ivan Perišić started for Inter Milan as they beat Toma Bašić and Lazio 2-1.
Nikola Vlašić was named ‘man of the match’ for West Ham in their 2-0 FA Cup victory over Leeds United.