Germany Conquers Brazil

Germany Conquers Brazil

Germany Conquers Brazil

📅09 July 2014, 11:00

Everyone was expecting Brazil to have a tough time in the World Cup semi-final against Germany, especially without Neymar and Silva, but no one could have predicted the way in which Germany completely destroyed the host nation.

After just 29 minutes of play Germany was 5 – 0 up and the Brazilians looked an absolute mess. The result was Brazil’s first competitive home defeat in 39 years and the end of their hopes of winning the World Cup.

Thomas Muller opened scoring for Germany after 11 minutes before an intense period of German domination saw Miroslav Klose break the World Cup scoring record (16 goals in 23 games), Toni Kroos find the net twice in just 179 seconds and Sami Khedira score the fifth a few minutes later. Chelsea striker Andre Schurrle was brought on after half time and scored a further two for his side to put them 7 – 0 up.

There has been talk throughout the tournament that Brazil’s defence was not up to standard, and without Captain Thiago Silva there was nothing to stop the Germans taking it apart. The team’s performance was so abysmal that the Brazilian fans threw their support behind Germany, cheering passing moves and even applauding Schurrie’s goal.

While Oscar did manage to claw one goal back in the 90th minute, it was certainly not enough to either console the fans or keep Brazil in the competition. The best Brazil can hope for now is to win the play-off for third place on Saturday. Meanwhile, Germany will go on to face either Argentina or the Netherlands in the final.


Upcoming Semi-Final Matches

Argentina vs. Netherlands, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Match Preview