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Hampden witnesses another stunner vs Scotland in Modric masterclass

Modric’s strike was not from the same distance as Schick’s, but it was just as impressive as he curled the ball home with his right foot from the edge of the box.

It was a goal that helped secure a 3-1 win for Croatia and dumped Scotland out of Euro 2020, with their hopes of a first knockout appearance at a major tournament having to wait for another time.

Before Modric’s stunning goal just after the hour mark, Scottish fans had been dreaming of a memorable victory.

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Both they and Croatia knew only a win would be good enough for them to reach the last 16 and consequently it was an open game.

Hampden Park was in full voice too, with the national anthem belted out with such gusto you’d have sworn the stadium was full instead of only 12,000 being in.

Scotland came flying out the blocks too and John McGinn and Che Adams both went close in the opening 10 minutes.

It was Croatia, however, who took the lead after 17 minutes when Nikola Vlasic got on the end of Ivan Perisic’s knockdown to fire home.

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The goal sparked Croatia into life and for the next 20 minutes or so they looked like doubling their lead.


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