Turkey 0-1 Croatia, Euro 2016 RESULT: Luka Modric scores thunderous volley to win Group D clash in Paris
- Luka Modric scored winning goal with terrific volley in 41st minute
- Turkey flattered to really test Croatia during the match at Parc des Princes
- Ivan Perisic stole show with an impressive display in the French capital
Croatia, the perennial dark horses of European football, are out of the stable and off the mark – but they did not hit top speed against Turkey in Paris.
There is talk of a golden generation in Croatian football, led by established stars like Luka Modric – the match-winner here, and it has been suggested that 2016 could be the year that these also-rans, quarter-finalists in 1996 and 2008, could even win the thing.
They like France too, having come third at the World Cup here in 1998, when Davor Suker was the tournament’s top scorer, and they showed glimpses of their undoubted potential back in the French capital.