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What Modric had to say about this intruder...

June 12, 2016 22:58 IST
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‘It could have been a supporter from Turkey, but thank God it was a Croatian supporter’

Luka Modric

IMAGE: Croatia fan, right, celebrates on the pitch after Luka Modric scores. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters.

Luka Modric scored a brilliant volley as Croatia defeated Turkey 1-0 in their Euro 2016 Group D opener, in Paris, on Sunday.

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His wonder strike prompted wild jubiliation both on the pitch and in the stands, with one fan making his way down onto the pitch to join in the celebrations with the Croatian players -- something the goal-scorer was oblivious to at the time.

Despite security being a concern following the trouble at the end of Saturday's game between Russia and England, Modric brushed off the incident.

"It could have been a supporter from Turkey, but thank God it was a Croatian supporter," the Real Madrid playmaker said.

"After scoring the goal I didn't even notice. It was only afterwards I realised, but it turned out not to be dangerous."

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