Germany player ratings v Brazil: Chelsea midfielder shines off the bench

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Chelsea midfielder André Schürrle scored a brace off the bench to see of Brazil in a 7-1 humiliation.

Manuel Neuer 8 - Barely had anything to do but when called upon at the beginning of the second half, produced an incredible reaction save to deny Paulinho.

Philipp Lahm 8 - There have been some legendary captains down the line and Lahm will definitely become one of those. Another superb game.

Jerome Boateng 8 - Stopped anything close to an attack, could pick at his approach to Oscar’s goal.

Mats Hummels 8 - Another wonderful performance, becoming the defender of the tournament.

Benedikt Höwedes 7 - With not much to do, did his job well but almost didn’t have a chance with everyone else playing so well.

Bastian Schweinsteiger 8 - Brilliant in that midfield yet again, so composed and oozes confidence around him.

Sami Khedira 9 - What a game from the Real Madrid man, has come back from injury with brilliant form. Got a goal that deserved his form.

Thomas Müller 8 - Fifth goal of the World Cup, 10th in two tournaments, only one goal behind James Rodriguez in the quest for the golden boot.

Toni Kroos 9 - Well if he wanted to show off his key selling points he’s certainly done that, setting up two goals and scoring two.

Mesut Özil 7 - Despite an assist and a Germany whitewash, still didn’t look to match his teamates’ performances. Missed a sitter near the end.

Miroslav Klose 7 - Broken the record and is now the World Cup’s all time leading goal scorer. Other than his goal, he was actually quite quiet.


Per Mertersacker 6 - Didn’t look as solid as Hummels but did his job.

André Schürrle 8 - What a great substitution by Joachim Löw, the Chelsea man finished off the job very professionally with two great goals.

Julian Draxler - N/A

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