At the end of the record matches itself, this Bundesliga round so outshine it's not. The sequences of its formation. In the fourth Minute of the injury time of Werder Bremen gets in the Berlin Olympic stadium the free-kick is awarded. 18 yards from goal, pretty Central location. Actually, a matter for Werder's captain Max Kruse. It will definitely be the last action, for Bremen the last Chance to avert the impending defeat. Claudio Pizarro, who is only in the last few minutes on the grass, entangled Kruse, is ready, with a mischievous Grin on his face in a little chat. Thereafter, Pizarro himself comes and meets.
It is to be a gate that weighs heavier than the lucky draw in this Moment. It is a gateway that writes history. With 40 years and 136 days of Pizarro, the oldest goal-scorer, has scored one goal in the Bundesliga. Is extinguished so that the 23-year-old record of Mirko Votava, today 62 and Co-Trainer SV Werder.
The nearly 7000 Bremen Fans, who have come this evening to the stadium can be cheering to the legs. The mass in the Block in the West curve, swaying back and forth. She calls his name. The name of your favorite, your Fußballgotts – the name of a game legend. Even in the neutral areas of the Olympic stadium, a pair of hands for the applause, stirring occasionally. Some rise from their seats for a Moment, the one that hurts, but the pain is soft. Pizarro's record will remain, probably for eternity.
"The guy's crazy", say the Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt. Hard to imagine that in the modern game and its fast pace of such a story can repeat. The careers of today's generation to begin earlier and also earlier. Claudio Pizarro fell out of the time. And, in the best sense of the word. A few days ago, he has led his team to Cup success at the Bundesliga leaders of Dortmund, in Berlin, he has to beat again. It is to be 195. Hit in the Bundesliga, his 277. competition across.
Including the beautiful gates were made with the left, to the right, with the head, the knee, in the Fall and from the top corners. The gate to the Berlin-based compensation was one of his happiest. Ultimately, two of Berlin's ex faked the shot from Pizarro. But no matter. You have to come once on it, the Ball at a free kick, not over the wall – shoot- in 99 of 100 cases, it will be done, Pizarro but shot just under her. Because, as a rule, the players in the wall jump in anticipation of the traditional history.The oldest goalscorer in the Bundesliga view more images of 1 of 10Foto: imago today, 14:2610 /// 27. August 1991: Ewald Lienen (Duisburg) meets at the age of 37 years, eight months, and 30 days in the 6:2 against Karlsruhe.Back Next
Yes, the Peruvians, the time has not gone. Anyone who comes close to him, to his facial features. Also his body has changed, he is the wiry man from the year 1999, when he came from Lima to Bremen. By the way, his first Bundesliga game best Pizarro rode in August of that year, in the case of Hertha BSC – it ended up like this Time 1:1.
in the Meantime, Pizarro stands for the fourth Time in the club of the Weser under the contract. In between, he was twice at FC Bayern München, Chelsea FC and 1. FC Köln is involved. "For us, he is still an asset," says Bremen's defender Sebastian Langkamp after the game in Berlin. Pizarro, himself, is, as always, modestly: "That is a point that helps us a lot as to our objectives." And Yes, he was proud, "I'm the oldest player that I am, has made in the Bundesliga, a goal. I just try still, if I come in to make a goal and help the team.“
Bremen's coach Florian Kohfeldt afterwards asked, whether he would have intended to protect Pizarro as a free kick and all of that would have been so planned, he says: "no, that's not the Max, and he decided spontaneously." Kohfeldt, incidentally, is four years younger than Pizarro. It is always a good feeling, "when Claudio has 18 meters in front of the goal with the Ball at his feet," said the Werder Coach.
It is this rare gift that highlights Pizarro out, the mix of skill and feeling of sophistication, instinct, and technology. "It is his love of the game", Sebastian Deisler told once about Pizarro played between 2002 and 2007, with the Peruvians at FC Bayern, and with him three times the Double of championship and Cup wins. "A how Claudio carries a team," said Deisler, "he is the best footballer I've ever played."More about
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Maybe Claudio Pizarro will be hanging for another year at Werder Bremen on it. "We have to look," he says and winks, "let's see what the body makes in the next two, three months." Next to him, his fellow players Sebastian Langkamp, on the way to the cabins a few Interviews. On the question of whether the old record was Pizarro for eternity, he replies: "I hope for him and for me. It is like in a fairy tale,“ says the 31-year-old defender. "I would like to tell this fairy tale to my children – with him as the protagonist."