Euro 2020- Croatia beat Scotland 3-1: Croatia break Scotland hearts as Modric leads his side to Round of 16

Euro 2020- Croatia beat Scotland 3-1: Croatia breaks Scotland hearts as Modric leads his side to Round of 16
Euro 2020- Croatia beat Scotland 3-1: Croatia breaks Scotland hearts as Modric leads his side to Round of 16

Euro 2020- Croatia beat Scotland 3-1: Croatia breaks Scotland hearts as Modric leads his side to Round of 16: Luka Modric smashed in the go-ahead goal for Croatia as they beat Scotland 3-1 in in Glasgow on Tuesday to secure second place in Group D.

Nikola Vlasic put Croatia in front just past the quarter-hour mark, firing home from the centre of the area after Ivan Perisic headed a cross back to him from the far post.

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Euro 2020- Croatia beat Scotland 3-1: Croatia break Scotland hearts as Modric leads his side to Round of 16

Croatia vs Scotland Highlights: Scotland drew level just before the break when a poor clearance by Croatia fell to the feet of Callum McGregor, who composed himself and struck a perfect low shot past Croatia keeper Dominik Livakovic to make it 1-1 at half-time.

Croatia retook the lead in the 62nd minute when Mateo Kovacic laid the ball off at the top of the penalty area to Modric, who curled a lovely shot with the outside of his right foot outside of the reach of Scotland’s David Marshall.

Croatia vs Scotland Highlights: Modric then teed up Perisic for Croatia’s third, with a flicked-on header doubling his team’s advantage and ending Scotland’s hopes of advancing to the round of 16.

Euro 2020 Group D: The Czech Republic lost to Group D winners England at the same time, with the Three Lions winning the group and the Czechs still advancing as one of the best third-placed teams.

Euro 2020 Group D standings

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Goal difference Points
EnglandEngland 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7
CroatiaCroatia 3 1 1 3 4 3 1 4
Czech RepublicCzech Republic 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 4
ScotlandScotland 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1

(Reports courtesy of ESPN)