Lethal Germany World Cup striker MIROSLAV KLOSE (25) of Serie A side SS Lazio Rome, who scored 121 goals in 307 career Bundesliga games for 1.FC Kaiserslautern, SV Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Munich, signals his first-ever goal for the Roman club in the last minute of regulation time during the match opposite FK Robotnicki of Macedonia in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Playoff tie at the Stade Olimpico in the Italian capital city.
Veteran Germany World Cup striker MIROSLAV KLOSE marked his competitive debut for Italian club SS Lazio of Rome with a last minute goal as visiting FK Robotnicki of Macedonia were crushed 6-0 at the Stade Olimpico in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Playoff meeting.
The aging 33-year-old, who is the second all-time leading scorer for Germany with 61 goals on his 110 international appearances, signed with the Roman club this summer after leaving traditional Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich on a free transfer. Klose had managed just four strikes in 45 games combined the past two seasons for the Bavarian outfit although the experienced veteran has continued to find the back of the net at the international level all the while. The emergence of Germany international striker MARIO GOMEZ, the eventual Bundesliga Torjaegermeister with 28 goals for the 2010-11 season, at Bayern Munich last fall saw Klose relegated to a regular place on the bench.
Klose started up front for SS Lazio in the UEFA Europa League Playoff match with yet another off-season acquisition, France international DJIBRIL CISSE. The well-traveled, 29-year-old striker was purchased from Greek club FC Panathinaikos Athens for a transfer fee of 5.8 million Euros. Cisse, the one-time front man in England for FC Liverpool who scored 43 goals in two seasons for FC Panathinaikos following a transfer from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille, had a brace against FK Robotnicki on his initial appearance with the Italian club.
Italian legionnaire striker MIROSLAV KLOSE (11) of SS Lazio Rome made his 110th career appearance for GERMANY at the start of the second half of the recent international friendly with Brazil in Stuttgart but is still five goals behind the legendary GERD “der Bomber” MUELLER’s record total of 68 strikes for the national team.