Two games today that followed the same pattern as the England one - near-total dominance from one side, but a narrow 1-0 lead only to show for it. Croatia and Poland respectively held on where England did not - though hardly surprising considering the near zero threat that both Turkey and especially Northern Ireland posed.
Modric's goal was sumptuous and brightened an otherwise fairly dull afternoon of football (ruined primarily by Northern Ireland looking every bit like one of the 'additional' teams allowed into this year's tournament.
As a nod to German efficiency, I will be watching their game tonight in full multi-screen style, with the Grand Prix on the main telly and footy on an iPad. Needs must.