09 July 2014 | News Comments

Brazil humiliated as Germany advance to final

World Cup Semi Finals 08 July 2014 Estadio Mineirao Finished

Brazil 1 - 7 Germany
Thomas Mueller 11'
Miroslav Klose 23'
Toni Kroos 24'
Toni Kroos 26'
Sami Khedira 29'
Mats Hummels 46'
Per Mertesacker 46'
Fernandinho 46'
Paulinho 46'
Hulk 46'
Ramires 46'
Miroslav Klose 58'
Andre Schuerrle 58'
Dante 68'
Andre Schuerrle 69'
Fred 69'
Willian 69'
Sami Khedira 76'
Julian Draxler 76'
Andre Schuerrle 79'
Oscar 90'

Germany scored five goals in 18 astonishing first-half minutes on their way to a 7-1 semi-final mauling of Brazil which shattered the host nation's hopes of being winning their sixth World Cup.

It was the most shocking result in the tournament's history, Brazil's record World Cup defeat and their first at home in 64 competitive matches since 1975.

Germany will meet Argentina or the Netherlands in Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro after an unbelievable performance in which striker Miroslav Klose became the tournament's highest scorer of all time with his 16th World Cup goal.

The only consolation for Brazil after a match featuring some truly abject defending from Luiz Felipe Scolari's men was a goal from Oscar in the dying minutes.

Thomas Mueller started the rout with an 11th-minute volley and although Germany looked to be the better team after an early period of Brazil pressure, there was little indication of the devastation about to be unleashed.

Brazil were playing without injured forward Neymar and suspended captain and defensive linchpin Thiago Silva and it was the latter's absence that proved far more costly.

The hosts' defence simply caved in.

They conceded four times between the 23rd minute when Klose made it 2-0 and the 29th when Sami Khedira put Germany 5-0 in front. Andrea Schuerrle, who replaced Klose in the 58th minute added two more, the second an angled shot that flew in off the crossbar.

With Germany 1-0 ahead, Klose scored from a rebound after goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved his initial shot for his 16th goal in his 23rd World Cup appearance.

Goal: Brazil 0-3 Germany


But worse was to follow for Brazil a minute later when Toni Kroos, lurking with intent but unmarked at the edge of the area, smashed home with the outside of his left foot to make it 3-0.

He scored again just two minutes to make it 4-0 and Brazil's pain continued when Khedira made it 5-0 after a one-two with Mesut Ozil in the 29th minute.

Any hopes Brazil had of saving the game ended there but to their credit they rallied at the start of the second and forced a series of saves from Germany keeper Manuel Neuer before Schuerrle struck after 69 and 79 minutes.

Oscar's late goal was greeted by an ironic cheer from those shocked, stunned, home fans who remained, with many in tears at the end.

Statistics

Possession

Brazil | 52% Germany | 48%

Shots on target

Brazil | 8 Germany | 10

Shots off target

Brazil | 5 Germany | 3

Fouls

Brazil | 11 Germany | 14

Throw ins

Brazil | 5 Germany | 11

Offsides

Brazil | 3 Germany | 0

Yellow cards

Brazil | 1 Germany | 0

Red cards

Brazil | 0 Germany | 0

Corners

Brazil | 7 Germany | 5

Counter attacks

Brazil | 0 Germany | 5

Blocked Shots

Brazil | 5 Germany | 1