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Modric goal gives Croatia 1-0 win over Turkey

Modric goal gives Croatia 1-0 win over Turkey

PARIS, June 12: Luka Modric's perfect technique lifted Croatia to a 1-0 win over Turkey on Sunday at the European Championship.

The Real Madrid midfielder scored with a dipping volley in the 41st minute of a rugged and bloodied Group D game at Parc des Princes. Modric strode forward into the path of a high clearance for a 25-meter shot that Turkey goalkeeper Volkan Babacan failed to keep out.

 

Croatia had several good chances to score, but was twice denied by the crossbar in the second half. Veteran captain Darijo Srna's curling free kick glanced off the woodwork on its way over, and Ivan Perisic's close-range header rebounded out of danger.