Germany striker Miroslav Klose has finally surpassed Ronaldo’s World Cup goal-scoring record after netting his 16th tournament goal. German ran riot in the semi finals as they effectively extinguish the host’s World Cup dreams.
Klose, age 37, headed into the match looking to break the Brazilian legend’s goal tally in the tournament. He only needed one, which he eventually got. He scored the second of the seven goals Germany inflicted on the hapless Brazilian lineup.
In a night that shook the footballing world to the core, Klose looked to extend the record. In the 58th minute, however, he was subbed off and made way to another player who looks to follow his footstep. Andre Schurrle netted two in the second half and piled more misery to the Brazilians.
Worst World Cup Loss
The atmosphere at Belo Horizonte turned from delirious merry-making at the first minute to an eerie sense frustration and anger as the clock ticked thirty minutes into the normal time. Germany were ruthless and relentless; Joachim Low’s men made sure they would grace the final putting five goals in the first thirty minutes. Oscar’s impressive goal at the end was no consolation. The match ended 1-7.