RECAP: Croatia capitalizes on Nigeria own goal, penalty to take lead in Group D
The Real Madrid midfielder sent in a corner that was headed by two Croatians and then deflected into the net by Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute.
Modric then converted a penalty in the 71st after William Ekong held onto Mario Mandzukic.
Another game, another penalty!
Luka Modric buries it to give Croatia a 2-0 lead vs Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/baiod1fwIJ
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 16, 2018
It was the fifth penalty awarded in four World Cup matches on Saturday.