Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Miroslav Klose scored a record-breaking goal tonight and became the all-time World Cup scoring leader. Die Nationalmannschaft trashed the hosts 7-1 and proceeds to the final match to be held in the legendary Maracanã Stadium.
This is the first time a team have scored 7 goals in a World Cup semi-final.
Kroos and Schürrle scored a brace each while Müller and Khedira netted once to an utterly devastated Seleção which still needs to appear on the pitch in Brasilia, next Saturday.
Klose (who was born in Poland, but identifies himself as European, rather than German or Polish) plays for Serie A team Lazio. He has scored 71 goals in 136 appearances with the national team and holds the title of top goalscorer over Gerd Müller (68) and Jürgen Klinsmann (47).
He has surpassed the likes of Pelé (12) and Ronaldo (15) in the list of FIFA World Cup™ top goalscorers but is unlikely to win this tournament’s Golden Boot given he has only 2 goals against 6 scored by Colombian-revelation James Rodríguez and 5 by his teammate Thomas Müller.
Miroslav Josef Klose (36 years-old) made his international debut in March 2001, heading the winning goal in a match against Albania.
July 8th, 2014.