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Klose Salvages 2-2 Tie for Germany

 

Miroslav Klose came on as a substitute to score the game-timing goal to salvage a tie for Germany against Ghana in a Group G match. Klose now has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the record set by former Brazil star Ronaldo

 

 

Saturday's Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Arena Castelao in Fortaleza was thrilling.

After a scoreless first half, Germany took a 1-0 lead early in the second half. Mario Goezte gave Germany the lead in the 51st minute with a header that went off his knee before beating Ghana's goalie Fatawu Dauda. But Ghana answered with two goals to go up, 2-1, by the 63rd minute.

Klose entered the game and with his first touch of the game was able to tie the score off of a corner kick in the 71st minute. Klose tapped the ball in on a perfectly executed corner kick to tie the game and celebrated by doing a flip.

It was the 15th World Cup goal for the veteran German striker, tying him with Brazilian legend Ronaldo for the most goals in World Cup history. He is also Germany's all-time leading scorer with 70 goals in 133 games. "Twenty matches and 15 goals isn't bad at all," Klose told German television. "I don't know how long it's been since I did a somersault, but at least it worked out."

Germany, the world's 2nd-ranked team, could have secured a spot in the knockout round with a win against Ghana. But their tie means the United States can advance to the round of 16 if it beats Portugal on Sunday. Portugal will be eliminated if it loses.

 

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