Germany in Seventh Heaven
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil, Brazil News, Germany, Germany News, News
Germany rained in the goals on an historic night where World Cup hosts Brazil were beaten 7-1 at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.
Germany made an emphatic statement on their intentions for the title while Brazil were exposed in defence in a farcical display for the home team.
There were plenty of goals in the game, and the first of them came courtesy of a Thomas Mueller finish as early as the 11th minute.
Brazil were eager to get back on equal terms and pushed forward but the strategy backfired, and with humiliating consequences.
Germany doubled their lead in the 23rd minute through Miroslav Klose, who subsequently became the World Cup’s most prolific scorer with 16 strikes.
It was 3-0 less than two minutes later as Toni Kroos got on the score sheet with the Brazilian defence virtually non-existent. And in the 29th minute Sami Khedira got in on the action to make it four to the Germans.
If the Brazilian fans weren’t stunned by what had come before, at this point they were furious, and many left the Stadium before the end of the first half – which ended 5-0 after Germany scored again.
The second half wasn’t much better for Brazil. The team talk at the break must have been for Brazil to still try and win the game, regardless of the scoreline as they showed no improvement on defence and kept attacking.
Germany scored two more goals in the second half, in a game that resembled a training match rather than the semi-final of the biggest football tournament in the world.
Brazil managed a consolation goal but it was late and the hosts slumped to their biggest defeat in World Cup history.
Germany managed to book their place in the final after 3 consecutive semi-final appearances at the World Cup, and will meet either Argentina or Netherlands in Sunday’s final.
By Farren Collins
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