It was historic win for the Germans in the World Cup first semi-final played at Belo Horizonte, where Germany humiliated the host nation with 7-1 score line and secured their spot in the final. This was Brazil’s worst defeat since 1934.
Brazil’s dreams of winning the tournament for the 6th time in their home country were efficiently ended by a first-half performance of the Germans as they scored five goals in the first 29 minutes. Germany becomes first team to score five goals in 29 minutes in the World Cup history. In the second half Chelsea’s winger added two more in the score line and made it 7-0. Oscar scored the only goal for Brazil in the 90th minute and the match ended with Germany 7-1 Brazil.
Andre Schurrle and Toni Kroos scored two goals each. Miroslav Klose, Thomas Muller and Sami Khedira scored one goal each. Klose’s goal was 16th of his World Cup career and become the top scorer in the World Cup History.
Brazil coach Scolari said,“ I’ll be remembered probably because I lost 7-1, the worst defeat Brazil have ever had, but that was a risk I knew I was running when I accepted this position. Life goes on. That’s what I’ll do.”
David Luiz made an apology to all his fellow citizens for the loss. He stated, “We wanted to make the people happy … unfortunately we couldn’t.”
GERMANY (4-2-3-1): Neuer, Lahm, Hummels (sub: Mertesacker), Boateng, Howedes, Khedira (sub:J Draxler), Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Klose (sub: A Schurrle).
BRAZIL (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar, Maicon, David Luiz, Dante, Marcelo, Fernandinho (sub: Paulinho), Gustavo; Bernard, Oscar, Hulk (sub: Ramires) , Fred (sub: Willian).