Miroslov Klose scored against Brazil on Tuesday in the World Cup to put Germany ahead 2-0.
Klose scored in the 23rd minute, following an earlier goal from Thomas Mueller.
Klose’s goal is his 16th all-time in the World Cup. Previously he was tied with Ronaldo for the FIFA World Cup record.
Toni Kroos also scored two goals in the first half. Germany is now up 4-0.
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Klose scores vs. Brazil to set World Cup record
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil—Miroslav Klose has broken the World Cup scoring record after netting a goal for Germany against Brazil in Tuesday’s semifinal in Belo Horizonte.
Klose put Germany ahead 2-0 in the 23rd minute for his 16th career World Cup goal in his fourth tournament. It broke the mark of 15 goals he shared with Brazil’s retired star Ronaldo.
The 36-year-old Lazio striker also scored in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in a group match when he came off the bench to get Germany back into the contest.
With 71 goals in 136 matches, Klose is Germany’s all-time top scorer, having beaten the record previously held by Gerd Mueller.
Germany was up 5-0 after just 30 minutes of Tuesday’s game.