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Modric makes Euros history with two Croatia firsts

10:33 PM GMT+8 12/06/2016
Luka Modric
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.

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.