German striker Miroslav Klose set a new all-time World Cup scoring record as his team dumbfounds Brazil with five goals in the first 30 minutes of their semifinal. The 36-year-old striker leveled the previously top scorer Ronaldo, who held the record of 15 goals, when he scored against Ghana in the group stage and crossed the maximum number with a 16th goal scored in the 23rd minute as Brazil collectively ignore the strategy of defending.
Meanwhile, German Gerd Mueller stands on the third place with 14 goals in WC followed by French Just Fontaine who scored 13 and Brazilian Pele filled the 5th slot with 12 goals in World Cup.
Earlier, Brazil had faced a major blow as its top scorer Neymar and suspended top defender/captain Thiago Silva were not included in the team for semifinal. However, even that is no excuse for the shambolic performance that led to five goals for Germany within the first half hour and four of them in a span o just six minutes