1 vs. 7
BRA
GER
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So that is it. That will go down as one of the most incredible nights of football in history. Germany were superb and are surely favourites for the whole tournament. Brazil had been derided in the build-up to this tie as an average side. Tonight they were horribly below average.
90+2'
And that is it. All over. 7-1.
90+1'
David Luiz takes aim from distance but his shot is tame.
90'
 
GOAL! Oscar gets a consolation. He gets behind Mertesacker and comes back on himself before lifting the ball over Neuer. 7-1.
Brazil Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

89'
Ozil is clear through after one straight ball. They have been that bad. He shows composure to wait for Julio Cesar to commit before he fires it wide!
88'
Willian slips Oscar in down the German left and the Chelsea man bears down on goal at an angle but he thrashes an effort well wide.
87'
A fair few of Germany’s goals emanated down Marcelo’s side and his heat map is not pretty reading.
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HEAT MAP: Marcelo loves going walkies and hasn't done a great deal of defending. Terrible game. #BRA http://t.co/S4lracGnb0

86'
This game has understandably gone flat. Germany are stroking the ball around with ease.
84'
Credit to Brazil, they now have Germany pinned back. The ball is worked to Ramires, who shifts it away from a German challenge and fires on goal. It is straight at Neuer.
83'
Fair play to the Brazil fans who have stayed.

more applause from brazil fans, some of whom are cheering germany's every pass.

81'
Germany are just toying with Brazil now. Could they get eight?

8 - Spain won the 2010 World Cup with a total of eight goals. Contrast.

80'
That last goal was so good that even the home support have applauded. That is arguably the best goal of the tournament!

Incredible scenes here. Brazil crowd just given Germany's seventh goal a standing ovation.

79'
 
What a goal! What a goal! Mueller is in down the left and he slots back to Schuerrle on the edge of the six yard box who thrashes into the top corner from a tight angle.
Germany Goal

Left Footed - Top Left

77'
David Luiz and Mueller exchange awful tackles. Both lucky not to get a yellow there.
76'
 
Draxler comes on for Khedira, who has to have a shout for man of the match.
Germany Substitution
74'
David Luiz, vice-captain, appears to have given up on the idea of positioning. He is literally all over the place.
73'
They have been that bad.
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Brazil have conceded 6 goals in a World Cup match for the very first time in history. #BRA http://t.co/yJXs0qOg7N

72'
Germany just keep the ball better – they work it back and forth and, while the ball to Howedes is over-hit, it was the right ball at the right time.
71'
Bernard is in down the left and he finds Willian on the edge of the box. The Chelsea man makes a yard and looks for a curler to the top corner but it is wild.
70'
 
So Fred has been subbed for Willian.
Brazil Substitution
69'
 
GOOAL! That is six! Lahm crosses for a queue of German players. Schuerrle is at the front of that queue and he tucks home.
Germany Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

Brazil Yellow card

Brazil

Germany

67'
 
Dante is in the book for a wild hack Mueller.
66'
Germany break and have a three on one situation. Ozil looks for Schuerrle but Julio Cesar is quick off his line to clear.
65'
Brazil are pushing very high up and leaving lots of space in behind.
64'
Ramires has given Brazil more of a direct running threat but the biggest mistake was not shutting up shop after going a goal down.

Biggest lesson Scolari's learned from this prob that he should have started Ramires not Bernard.

63'
Brazil having a lot more possession this half but after a flurry of early chances they have failed to create anything.
61'
Brazil break from the corner and Maicon finds himself inside the box where he goes down theatrically under a nothing challenge. Nothing doing there. Should be a yellow for simulation.
60'
The Germans work the corner short and back centrally to Mueller on the edge. He takes the ball out of his feet with one touch before whipping an effort that looked destined for the top corner. Julio Cesar tips it wide.
59'
Muelller is in again after a loose ball in the centre of midfield but Julio Cesar manages to meet him and slide the ball wide of goal for a corner.
58'
 
Schuerrle on for Klose.
Germany Substitution
57'
Germany have been utterly dominant but the below tweet does bring some context – would things have been different with Neymar? Maybe but Brazil have been poor.
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Manuel Neuer has made twice has many saves as Julio Cesar in this game. #BRA #GER http://t.co/sXNq3PNWJb

55'
Mueller gets in behind Maicon and to the by-line. He manages to get a cross in but David Luiz chests back to Julio Cesar.
54'
Brazil have had two clear sights of goal already – changes having an impact out there.
53'
Double save! Paulinho fires straight at Neuer having been played in down Mertesacker’s side and when the ball sits up for him again he hammers a shot that looks destined for the top corner. What a save!
52'
Now Neuer needs to parry an Oscar effort after Brazil again make inroads down the left.
50'
Fred finds Ramires, who squares for Oscar but Neuer is again alert to it to claim at his feet.
49'
Questions must be asked why Luiz Felipe Scolari did not make changes earlier but they have started this half on the front foot.
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Mertesacker has also entered the fray for Hummels.
48'
 
Paulinho on for Fernandinho and Ramires for Hulk.
47'
Erm, I am going to stick my neck out and say that Germany will move into the final from here.

so. germany threw away a 4-0 lead in qualifying. can they go one better in belo horizonte?

46'
And we are back underway!

so. germany threw away a 4-0 lead in qualifying. can they go one better in belo horizonte?

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In amongst this, Miroslav Klose is the World Cup’s record scorer.
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Emotionally, they look spent. This performance has been so bad that it is almost amateurish. One would like to think that things can only get better from here.

Easy to say now but surely awful management from Scolari to allow all that Neymar nonsense. Mentally all over the place.

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Germany have had ten shots this half - and have scored five. Incredible scenes!
Brazil Substitution
Brazil Substitution
Germany Substitution
45+1
And that is that! First half and game done...
45'
So, there is one minute of the added stuff.
44'
It is not hyperbole to say that this has been the worst half of football in Brazilian history.
43'
Brazil have a free-kick deep in Germany territory and it is swung over to the far post where David Luiz is lurking but a German head rises to clear. Germany break with Ozil. His through ball though fails to have the required accuracy and Dante intercepts.
42'
Brazil look horrendously off the pace – their proud home record is set to go. But more than that, this is now about pride.

Brazil haven't/hadn't lost a competitive match at home since 1975. Haven't lost a home match of any kind for 12 years.

41'
Oscar leads a break down the left, he cuts inside but his effort is blocked and Germany stream forward again.
40'
Fernandinho intercepts a ball in midfield but his through ball sums up a desperate first half for the hosts as it just runs through to Neuer.
38'
Ozil takes it but his effort is high and wide!
37'
Germany have a free-kick 25 yards out right of centre after a Luiz Gustavo foul on Mueller.
36'
Odds are that this will be a record breaking evening, then, so no wonder fans are already leaving.

RT @Reda_Eurosport: #Bra fans leaving, not quite in droves, but definitely on way out. Muted doesn't do it justice.

35'
Finally some respite for Brazil but the gulf in class is clear. It seems academic to say but Brazil just need to keep the score down now.
34'
Clearly the build-up was all about Neymar but Brazil are missing their captain here.

Silva missed more than Neymar? I'd say so. But frankly the gulf here is so wide it makes the whole discussion feel academic.

32'
David Luiz goes right through Mueller there. Brazil are still all over the place!
31'
This is one of the most astounding things that has ever happened on a football pitch.

Is this going to be a bigger trauma than the Maracanazo for Brazil?

30'
Brazil need to re-group, settle and try to get some form of respectability here.
29'
 
Oh my. It is five. Oh my. Germany cut through the Brazilian defence. Khedira charges forward and finds Ozil who cuts it back to Khedira, who slots home from the edge of the box.
Germany Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

27'
This is what four goals in fifteen minutes does to you. Oh dear, Brazil.
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RT @telefoot_TF1: #BREALL C'est inimaginable ! L'Allemagne mène 4 à 0 en 25 minutes de jeu ! Les supporters brésiliens sont en pleurs! htt…

26'
 
GOOOAL!! Kross capitalises on Fernandinho taking a heavy touch. He finds Khedira inside the box but instead of shooting he slots it back to Kroos who tucks away.
Germany Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

24'
 
GOOAL! 3-0! What a strike! Kroos with it. What a strike on the half-volley with his left foot from outside the box!
Germany Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

23'
That left side for Brazil is getting taken apart!
Germany Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

22'
 
GOOOAL! Klose. Some neat passing cuts open the Brazil defence and Klose has his first shot blocked but follows up to open a two-goal advantage. He takes the record to boot.
21'
Mueller again leads a break down their right but his cross is blocked. Throw.
20'
Oscar has probably been Brazil’s best player thus far but Germany are paying very close attention to him.
18'
This is real end-to-end stuff and Brazil need not to be so open – concede again and it will be very, very difficult to get back from there. They must settle.

RT @Reda_Eurosport: I said pre-match Brazil could let emotion get to them... Marcelo losing his rag there #bra #ger

17'
The corner was cleared with ease but Brazil come again.
16'
Germany have dropped 15 yards or so now but Marcelo is away down the left. Lahm comes across with a suitably well-timed tackle but the German players are not happy with the way Marcelo went to ground. Corner.
14'
An incredible stat – what a player. He has a habit of coming through with important goals. Brazil, after making a fine start, have it all to do.

RT @OptaJohan: 5 – Thomas Müller is the third player (After Cubillas and Klose) in history to score 5+ goals in two different World Cups. M…

13'
Brazil need a leader now. One needs to emerge without Thiago Silva or Neymar on the pitch.
12'
He was completely and utterly free – that was awful defending.
11'
 
GOOOAL! It is that man Mueller, who is unmarked on the six-yard-box to volley Kroos’ corner past Julio Cesar. Poor, poor defending.
Germany Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

10'
Marcelo, who is really pushing on, loses it high up the pitch but Germany can’t make it count as Khedira’s cross is blocked for a corner.
9'
After a flurry of play there is a slight hiatus for a couple of late challenges on Brazilian defenders.
8'
Khedira gets Germany in down the right. Mueller crosses and Ozil tees up the arriving Khedira but his shot – that looked on target – hits Kroos. That was a chance.
6'
Looks like Brazil are looking for long switches of play early on. It has unsettled the Germans that is for sure but is yet to yield any clear-cut chances.
5'
Germany have their first concerted period of pressure but Oscar steals in to nick the ball as Brazil continue to press well. His attempted through ball is blocked for a throw but Brazil have started the brightest.
4'
Luiz finds Hulk with a sweeping switch of play and he looks for Bernard central but Neuer is alert to the danger and claims at the feet of the diminutive winger.
3'
Good few early touches for Bernard who has been neat. The ball finds its way to Marcelo, who drops a shoulder but fizzes his effort wide of goal from 20-odd yards.
2'
Brazil begin in the ascendancy and have an early corner that is swung over by Oscar but it is defended with ease.
1'
Germany get the game underway in their ‘away’ strip of red and black.
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National anthems* done and dusted – and we are ready to go. David Luiz was holding a Neymar shirt during the anthem there. Incredible scenes.
20:55
With all the focus on Neymar’s injury, Germany have sort of come in under the radar but they your archetypal tournament team. However, there is a growing body of thought that if Joachim Loew fails to claim the World Cup then he could be sacked. This is set up to be an all-time great. Let’s hope so.
20:50
The host nation may have an added advantage though! A Brazilian voodoo priest has promised to curse Germany, and you can find the full details on that incredible story by clicking the link below.
20:45
The past is the past, though. This is now. So, as a pan-European organisation, we asked our offices across Europe a simple question. Can Brazil stop Germany without Neymar? You can find out the answer here:
20:40
However, Brazil reign supreme in the head-to-head: The teams have played each other 21 times, with Brazil winning 12, Germany four, and five draws. In all those games, Brazil have scored 39 goals, Germany 24.
20:35
Remarkably, for two perennial powerhouses who have won eight World Cups between them, this is only the second time Brazil and Germany have met in this competition. In their previous game, Brazil won the 2002 final 2-0 thanks to two goals from Ronaldo.
20:30
Another interesting narrative to this crucial game in one Miroslav Klose, who can move one goal clear of Ronaldo in the World Cup scoring charts if he bags. Klose is the sort of man who thrives in situations such as this. Here is an ode of sorts to the Lazio forward:
20:25
Our man in Brazil Reda Maher has found Germany fans in supremely confident mood while their Brazilian counterparts are still obsessing about Neymar. But he also reports on Joachim Loew’s broadside at Brazil physicality during this World Cup.
20:20
Germany coach Joachim Loew has fielded an unchanged team from the one that beat France 1-0 in the quarter-final, with Miroslav Klose, the only player to have featured in the 2002 World Cup final between the sides, starting as their lone striker.
20:15
So the big news has to be the inclusion of Bernard over Willian in place of Neymar. Considering Willian had seen more action prior to tonight then the smart money would have been on him. However, the tricky Bernard gets the nod in the city where he made his name. Dante has been drafted in to replace suspended captain Thiago Silva in central defence and midfielder Luiz Gustavo comes in for Paulinho in the other two changes.
20:10
Here is the physical team sheet for those of you that way inclined:
20:05
TEAMS – Brazil: Julio Cesar; Maicon, Dante, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho; Hulk, Oscar, Bernard; Fred /// Germany: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes; Schweinsteiger, Khedira; Muller, Kroos, Ozil; Klose.
20:00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Brazil against Germany in the World Cup semi-final from Belo Horizonte.

Starting Line-ups

Brazil
Germany
    • 12
      Julio César
    • 22
      Marcelo
    • 13
      Dante
    • 4
      David Luiz
    • 23
      Maicon
    • Luiz Gustavo
    • Fernandinho
    • 7
      Hulk
    • Oscar
    • 20
      Bernard
    • 9
      Fred
Team Manager:  Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri
    • 13
      Müller
    • 11
      Klose
    • 8
      Özil
    • 6
      Khedira
    • 7
      Schweinsteiger
    • 18
      Kroos
    • 16
      Lahm
    • 17
      Boateng
    • 5
      Hummels
    • 4
      Höwedes
    • 1
      Neuer
Team Manager:  Joachim Löw
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Julio César 0 3 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Maicon 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Marcelo 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
David Luiz 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 90
Dante 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Oscar 1 0 3 37 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 90
Luiz Gustavo 0 0 0 59 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
Bernard 0 0 1 33 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 90
Fernandinho 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Hulk 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Fred 0 0 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 69
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Neuer 0 7 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Boateng 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
P. Lahm 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
B. Höwedes 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 90
M. Hummels 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Schweinsteiger 0 0 0 60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
T. Kroos 2 1 2 71 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 90
S. Khedira 1 1 1 45 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 76
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Özil 0 1 2 49 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
T. Müller 1 1 2 34 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 90
M. Klose 1 0 3 19 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 58
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