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Miroslav Klose scores FIVE goals vs Bologna

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose scored five goals in only 40 minutes in the 6-0 routing of Bologna in their Serie A clash at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio striker Miroslav Klose scores one of his five goals against Bologna
Lazio striker Miroslav Klose scores one of his five goals against Bologna

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Klose's extraordinary performance began when he opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, reacting quickly to tap home after Antonio Candreva's strike from range was parried into his path.

Hernanes doubled the lead just past the half hour with a curling shot from the edge of the box.

It was one-way traffic in the first half, as Klose netted his second after tucking Senad Lulić's layoff under debutant goalkeeper Dejan Stojanović into the bottom corner.

Three minutes later, the hat-trick was complete when the Germany hitman tapped in Abdoulaye Konko's low cross comfortably at the far post.

The situation did not improve in the second half, as the 34-year-old was left unmarked to head in a fourth from close range.

Incredibly for someone who had never even got a hat-trick for Lazio before, Klose grabbed his fifth of the match when linked up with Sergio Floccari to slot the ball home.

"I'm pleased with my goals but I'm very pleased with the team performance," Klose told reporters.

"I dedicate all five goals to my family and to Lazio, who are now my second family."

Lazio coach Vladimir Petković added: "The whole team gave Miroslav Klose the opportunities to score five goals today.

"Every player wanted to prove he can still give a great deal."

The last player to score five goals in a single Serie A game was Roberto Pruzzo for AS Roma back in 1986.

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