Germany in 7th heaven as Brazil utterly humiliated
Wednesday, 9th July 2014 at 04:45am
Germany scored seven goals against an utterly humiliated Brazil as the three-time World Cup winners crushed their hosts 7-1 to progress to a final meeting with either Argentina or the Netherlands.
The Europeans opened the scoring through Thomas Mueller in the 13th minute before ripping the Selecao to shreds in 15 breathless minutes thanks to goals from Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos (2) and Sami Khedira to lead 5-0 after just 28 minutes.
Germany added two more after the break through substitute Andrea Schuerrle before Oscar grabbed a consolation goal for a stunned Brazil.
The hosts went into the game without the injured Neymar and the suspended Thiago Silva and they were desperately missed as Mueller put the Germans in front from a corner 12 minutes into the match.
The match up to that point had been pretty even so no one would have predicted what happened next.
The Brazilian defence, without their captain and talisman, was all at sea and Klose added Germany's second 10 minutes later. It was a poignant moment as the German striker broke Ronaldo's record for World Cup goals, taking his tally to 16 with the Brazilian legend present in the stadium on commentary duties.
Six minutes later and Germany were 5-0 up as Kroos scored twice in two minutes before Khedira completed their four-goal blitzkrieg to lead 5-0 at the break.
Luis Felipe Scolari made a couple of changes at the break and Brazil did start the second 45minutes in positive fashion but they found Manuel Neuer in no mood to concede.
The German number one made four saves in quick succession to keep the hosts out before Germany added to their tally.
Schuerrle, who had come on as substitute for Klose, scored Germany's sixth goal before smashing his second and der Mannschaft's seventh past Julio Cesar.
Mesut Oezil should have added an eighth as time dwindled down before Oscar grabbed a consolation goal for a humiliated Brazil side.
Germany cruise into the final at the expense of an utterly desperate Selecao.