Modric makes Euros history with two Croatia firsts

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The Real Madrid midfielder's outstanding volley didn't just give them a 1-0 win over Turkey, but also scrawled his name in the record books

Luke Modric made European Championship history for Croatia with his fantastic volley that secured a 1-0 win over Turkey on Sunday.

With 41 minutes of the Group D clash gone, the Real Madrid midfielder gave the Croatian contingent at Parc des Princes something to jump for joy at by hitting a looping ball 25 yards out into the bottom corner of the net.

By doing so, the 30-year-old, became the first Croatian to score in two different Euros finals, having also scored the opening goal of Croatia's campaign eight years ago against Austria.

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Modric's goal was also the first time that Croatia have scored from outside the 18-yard box in a European Championship.

Euro 2016 is Croatia's fifth tournament since separating from Yugoslavia in the mid-1990s. They are drawn against Turkey, Spain and Czech Republic in Group D.

Having edged past Fatih Terim's men in Paris, Croatia will now prepare for a clash with holders Spain on Friday.

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