Luka Modric scores outstanding volley for Croatia against Turkey

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Just three days into Euro 2016 and a number of superb goals have already been scored.

Dimitri Payet struck the first on Friday night, beating Romania's Ciprian Tatarusanu with a wonderful left-footed effort from outside the box in the 89th minute.

And yesterday, Gareth Bale of Wales and England's Eric Dier both found the back of the net with rasping free-kicks.


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Another contender for Goal of the Tournament has just presented itself, though, courtesy of Croatia and Real Madrid star Luka Modric against Turkey.

As the ball was cleared high into the air from a corner with four minutes remaining of the first half, Modric struck a fantastic 25-yard volley to beat goalkeeper Volkan Babacan with aplomb (see below).


What a strike. Arguments have been made that the 'keeper should have done better, but take nothing away from Modric's effort.

The 30-year-old's goal saw Croatia enter the half-time break 1-0 up, with both sides having their chances throughout the opening 45 minutes.

Ante Cacic's side certainly had the better of the first half but might have gone 1-0 down if Turkey's Ozan Tufan had headed his 29th-minute effort either side of Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.

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