Germany's Miroslav Klose celebrates his record-tying World Cup goal against Ghana
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World Cup: Germany's Miroslav Klose scores against Ghana to tie Ronaldo's all-time goals record

One of soccer's greatest forwards has company at the top.

Germany striker Miroslav Klose scored with his first touch of the ball in their World Cup Group G game against Ghana on Saturday, putting him atop the all-time World Cup goalscoring charts alongside Brazilian icon Ronaldo with 15 goals.

Klose entered the game as a 69th-minute substitute for Mario Gotze with Germany down 2-1, and found himself on the scoresheet just two minutes later when he got a touch at the far post to redirect Benedikt Howedes header from a Toni Kroos corner into the net and level the game (WATCH IT HERE).

The goal lifted him past fellow German legend Gerd Muller on the all-time list, and also placed him alongside Pele and Uwe Seeler as the only players to have scored in four different World Cups, with Klose having also netted in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Should he fail to net again against Ghana, Klose will get his next opportunity to claim the record for himself when Germany face the United States in the teams' Group G finale on June 26.

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