2020-2021 review: Mario Pašalić

The season of the Nerazzurri number 88

On balance, he scored the goal that mathematically secured the qualification for the Champions League for the third consecutive season. Mario Pašalić also gave his contribution from a scoring point of view in the 2020-2021 season: 33 games played in all competitions (25 in Serie A TIM, 5 in the UEFA Champions League, 3 in the Italian Cup), 6 goals scored and 3 assists provided.

He scored all of his goals in the league, making him the fifth-best goalscorer in the team. He scored five of his goals at the Gewiss Stadium: he scored in the 5-2 win over Cagliari, in the 1-3 defeat to Lazio, in the 3-1 victory over Spezia with a brace and in the 2-0 win against Benevento. However, the only goal he scored away this year was extremely important, as it was the fourth goal in the 4-3 victory against Genoa on the penultimate matchday. That goal mathematically secured a Champions League spot for next season again. He provided three assists overall, one in the Champions League, which was very important in that case as well: that of the 2-2 draw at home against Ajax on matchday 2 of the group stage.

Here are the official statistics of the Serie A League about the league: 1201 minutes played, 8.016 km run on average per game, 20 shots taken, 15 goalscoring chances created, 9 key passes, 43 recoveries, 10 fouls suffered.

Finally, the important personal goals achieved by SuperMario. First of all, his 100 games in the Nerazzurri shirt reached with the match in Naples at the beginning of February. Satisfaction also came with the Croatian national team: in addition to the goals in the friendlies against Switzerland (which was decisive for the victory) and Turkey, at the end of March, he also scored the goal that allowed Croatia to beat Cyprus in the qualifiers for the next World Cup. At the end of the season, he was called up for EURO2020 and he made his debut in the final minutes of the match against England.


  • 24/06/2021
  • Mario Pašalić