A brilliant strike from Luka Modric sealed a 1-0 win for Croatia in their opening Euro 2016 fixture against Turkey in Paris on Sunday.
Ante Cacic’s men had plenty of attacking chances throughout the game, but it was a late first-half strike from the Real Madrid man that saw Croatia take the three points.
The victors twice hit the woodwork in the second half, while a header from Ozan Turfan in the opening period was the pick of the chances for the Turks.
Both teams are next in action on Friday, where Croatia will face the Czech Republic in Saint-Etienne while Turkey must prepare to play current European Champions Spain in Nice.
The game started with great pace and Croatia went close inside three minutes as Darijo Srna whipped in a ball from the right for Ivan Rakitic, but it just ran too long.
The Croatia captain was once again involved as he played a ball from the same flank that was headed towards goal by Mandzukic but Hakan Balta was there to clear, before a great cross form Ivan Perisic was also met by the head of Marcelo Brozovic, but he skewed it wide.