Arsenal's Ozil, Mertesacker and Podolski react to 7-1 win on Twitter

Lukas Podolski Germany

Arsenal's German stars are ecstatic over their historic 7-1 battering of host nation Brazil in the World Cup semifinal.

If FIFA released their rankings after Tuesday evening's onslaught, Germany would sit atop of the charts while Brazil would drop to seventh.

Seven will be a memorable number for the 2014 World Cup yet for all the wrong reasons in the host nation's mindset as Felipe Luis Scolari's Selecao - weakened by the injury loss to Neymar and suspension of Thiago Silva - were mercilessly battered 7-1 by an in-form Germany.

The match was over within 30 minutes as Brazil capitulated. The pre-competition favourites were as hopeless on the night as Germany were majestic… and Joachim Low's men broke numerous records in the process.

Thomas Muller has nine goals and assists combined in the same World Cup, a haul replicated by the likes of Diego Maradona who achieved the feat in 1986, Pele in 1970, Eusebio in 1966 and Just Fontaine in 1958.

Miroslav Klose ties Cafu as the players with the most World Cup victories (16) while the German now stands alone as the top World Cup scorer in it's entire history, eclipsing Ronaldo.

As a team, Germany became the first side to score five goals in 30 minutes in World Cup history while Brazil suffered the worst defeat.

It is no wonder members of the German team took to Twitter to express their satisfaction with the result and the social media jubilation was cheer-led by members of the Arsenal football club.

  TouchesTotal PassPass AccPossessionShotsSavesGoals
Germany 683 509 84.09 53.00 14 7 7
Brazil 633 443 86.00 47.00 18 3 1

Germany and Brazil saw a similar amount of cumulative touches on the football but the former were able to hold on to the football with greater regularity and were also more lethal when it came to shooting. While players such as Muller, Klose, Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle will attract multiple headlines, Manuel Neuer too had an extraordinary game as the shot-stopper returned seven saves.

Other Arsenal players were also following their club-level team-mates in Brazil, with Theo Walcott rendered "speechless" while Yaya Sanogo also could "not believe it!"

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