Brazil’s misery started in the 11th minute when Thomas Müller scored Germany’s first goal after he was left unmarked in the Brazilian box.

In the 23rd minute Miroslav Klose scored Germany’s second goal and broke Brazilian player Ronaldo’s record of the most goals in the World Cup finals by taking his tally to 16.
The Brazilians seemed shocked by the second goal coming so quickly and seemed to lose composure and momentum.
Toni Kroos’s brace in a space of two minutes (in the 24th and 26th minutes) added to Brazil’s demorilisation. Both goals were scored as a result of poor Brazilian defending.

In the 29th minute Sami Khedira  scored Germany’s fifth goal. From this point forward, there seemed to be no doubt that Germany would win the game, which was evident through the body language of the Brazilian players who had appeared to have given up. The half time score was 5-0 to Germany.

The second half started differently to the first half with Brazil playing much better and putting some pressure on the German defence. They had a few chances to score but were not able to convert any of them.

In the 69th and 79th minutes, André Schürrle scored two more goals to take Germany’s overall tally to seven. The majority of Germany’s goals were due to teamwork and a poor defence from Brazil, but Schürrle’s second goal resulted from individual performance with a magnificent strike past Júlio César which rounded up a brilliant performance from the Germans. 
With the game lost early in the first half, Oscar scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute.
Despite a dismal overall performance from the Brazilian team, Marcelo Vieira and Júlio César still played well and attempted to make something of the game despite the seemingly hopeless position their team was in.

Braziliann coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said that, “We lost one match to a great team, five goals [in 29 minutes] – it was because of their skill, and we respect that.”
The second semi-final between Argentina and Netherlands will be played tonight. 

 

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