The game started off looking fairly even for both sides and despite the absences of both Neymar and Thiago Silva, Brazil played very positively.
Then the absolute worst happened. Only 11 minutes in, Toni Kroos’ in swinging corner fell to an unmarked Thomas Müller, who is probably the last player Brazil would want to see the ball bounce too. The Bayern Munich forward swept the ball home for his fifth World Cup goal.
Brazil tried to force something back into the match but then the totally unexpected happened; they completely and utterly imploded.
Remarkably in six minutes, Brazil conceded four goals.
The first of those four, proved to be a record breaker, Miroslav Klose finally got the goal he needed to become the World Cup’s all time top goal scorer. Kroos again is provider when he lays the ball into Klose’s path, his first shot forced a save from Júlio César, but the rebound fell straight to his feet and he had no problem converting his second chance. A remarkable record is set, which seemed a fitting goal to go with this game.
Two minutes later Kroos got the third goal of the game, a cross from the right wasn't dealt with and from just outside the box the Bayern Munich defender lashes the shot into the bottom left of the goal.
Kroos got a second, and he only had to wait less than a minute. Straight from kick off the ball is played to Fernandinho who gives the ball away to Kroos. The german plays a one-two with Sami Khedira before slotting the ball into the back of the net to make it 4-0.
When all hope seemed lost, it got worse. Two minutes later, after all his hard work Khedira got the goal he deserved. Mesut Özil squares the ball for the Real Madrid midfielder who places the ball into the goal with ease.
With just under half an hour played, Brazil were 5-0 down.
Fans are leaving, some are crying and Brazil look like a very badly beaten team. They just about make it to half time as boos ring around the Belo Horizonte stadium.
After the interval Brazil had nothing to play for other than pride and they started well. Manuel Neuer made some brilliant saves to deny Brazil. Paulinho had a real chance, after his first shot was blocked, his second produced a fabulous reaction save from Neuer.
It only took 24 minutes for normal service to be resumed and substitution André Schürrle made it six. Philipp Lahm inside the box squared it to the Chelsea midfielder for him to slot it home.
Exactly 10 minutes later Schürrle doubled his goal and made it 7-0. Out of absolutely nowhere Schürrle smashed a volley in off the bar from just inside the left of the box.
The whole of Estadio Mineirao rose to applaud Germany, they know good football when they see it.
Germany did have more chances but Brazil managed to grab a consolation through Oscar, who to his credit, kept going and put a smart finish past Neuer.
The final whistle blew and as expected Brazil were booed heavily. An unbelievable scoreline, an unbelievable game. Brazil 1, Germany 7.
Shots on target
- Julio César
- David Luiz
- Luiz Gustavo
- Dani Alves
- Manuel Neuer
- Mats Hummels
- Jerome Boateng
- Philipp Lahm
- Benedikt Höwedes
- Bastian Schweinsteiger
- Toni Kroos
- Sami Khedira
- Miroslav Klose
- Mesut Özil
- Thomas Müller
- Christoph Kramer
- Mario Götze
- Lukas Podolski
- Per Mertesacker
- Matthias Ginter
- Julian Draxler
- André Schürrle
- Erik Durm
- Roman Weidenfeller
- Shkodran Mustafi
- Kevin Großkreutz
- Ron-Robert Zieler