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Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany has broken Twitter records.

As well as sending shockwaves around the world, Germany's astonishing 7-1 victory over World Cup hosts Brazil also sent shockwaves through social networking site Twitter.

According to Twitter themselves the semi-final smashed the previous 24.9 million tweet record set by the Super Bowl earlier this year, with 35.6 million tweets posted throughout the 90-minute match.

Germany's fifth goal, slotted home by Sami Khedira inside 30-minutes broke Twitters tweet per minute record too, with 580,166 tweets.

It eclipses the TPM record set by Brazil's round of 16 match against Chile which racked up 389,000 tweets per minute.

The most tweeted about players of the match were Miroslav Klose, who broke the record for the most goals scored at the World Cup, in addition to Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Julio Cesar, Oscar and Fred.

The match also dominated the 10 top-trending topics on Twitter with 6 of the top 10 being references to the match, and #BrazilvsGermany taking the number 1 spot.

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