World Cup 2014: Brazil humiliated by Germany 7-1 in semi-final

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Germany’s Thomas Mueller celebrates his side’s first goal in the 7-1 mauling of Brazil. Source: AFP

WORLD Cup hosts Brazil have been humiliated in front of their own fans, thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi final.

Germany piled on five goals in the first half, including four in just a few minutes, to leave Brazilian fans shattered and weeping.

The Germans added two more in the second half as the Brazilians, without injured star striker Neymar, capitulated.

Oscar scored a late consolation goal for Brazil.

Brazil have never suffered such a big defeat in any international tournament and never put on such a shambolic defensive performance.

In 18 minutes in the first half, Germany scored four goals, three of them in just 179 seconds.

In the goalscoring frenzy, Germany’s Miroslav Klose became the World Cup’s highest topscorer by netting his 16th goal in the competition.

The 36-year-old, appearing in his fourth World Cup semi-final, put Germany on course for Sunday’s final in Rio de Janeiro after Thomas Mueller’s early opener.

Toni Kroos then added two more in as many minutes to incredibly put the Germans 4-0 up before Sami Khedira added a fifth on the half-hour mark.

Klose had matched Brazilian legend Ronaldo’s record of 15 World Cup goals when he scored the equaliser in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in the group stages.

This is Klose’s second goalscoring record in just over a month after he broke Gerd Mueller’s previous mark of 68 goals to become Germany’s top scorer in a 6-1 pre-World Cup friendly win against Armenia

Klose put Germany ahead 2-0 in the 23rd minute for his 16th career World Cup goal in his fourth tournament. It broke the mark of 15 goals he shared with Brazil’s retired star Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old Lazio striker also scored in Germany’s 2-2 draw with Ghana in a group match.

With 71 goals in 136 matches, Klose is Germany’s highest top scorer, having beaten the record previously held by Gerd Mueller. Germany is up 5-0 after just 35 minutes of the game.

source: theaustralian.com.au

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