Germany v Brazil, 08 July 2014

Score7-1 to Germany
RefereeMarco Rodriguez
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Semi-final
VenueEstádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance58,141
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Toni Kroos (Germany) Assistant referees: Marvin Torrentera (Mexico) Marcos Quintero (Mexico) Fourth official: Mark Geiger (United States) Fifth official: Mark Hurd (United States) The two teams had met in 21 previous matches, including in the final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup (their only previous encounter in the tournament's history), won by Brazil 2–0. While Germany kept the same starting line-up as their quarter-final against France, Brazil made two changes: defender and captain Thiago Silva was suspended for the match due to accumulation of yellow cards, and was replaced by Dante, while forward Neymar was sidelined after suffering a fractured vertebra in the quarter-final against Colombia, and was replaced by Bernard. Germany took the lead in the 11th minute, Thomas Müller volleying in Toni Kroos's corner. Miroslav Klose scored Germany's second goal, after a passing move saw him set up by Kroos, his first shot was saved by Brazil goalkeeper Júlio César, but he slotted in the rebound. Kroos then scored two quick goals in succession, the first one after Philipp Lahm's cross was missed by Müller, the second one after stealing the ball from Fernandinho and playing a quick one-two with Sami Khedira. Khedira then scored Germany's fourth goal in six minutes, after exchanging passes with Mesut Özil, to give Germany a 5–0 halftime lead. Substitute André Schürrle added two more goals in the second half, first slotting in from Lahm's cross, then scoring via the crossbar after a cut-back from Müller. Brazil scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute, as Oscar received a pass from Marcelo, dribbled inside and scored. Germany reached their eighth World Cup final, a record by any nation, where they would face Argentina, while Brazil had to settle for the third-place play-off against the Netherlands. The game equalled Brazil’s biggest margin of defeat, a 6–0 loss to Uruguay in 1920, and it broke a 62-match home unbeaten streak in competitive matches going back to the 1975 Copa América, where they lost 3–1 to Peru in the same exact stadium of this match. The match also broke many World Cup records: It was Brazil's biggest World Cup defeat (eclipsing their 1998 final loss to France), the biggest defeat by a World Cup host nation (previous record was by three goals), and the biggest margin of victory in a World Cup semi-final (three previous semi-finals ended in 6–1 scorelines). Klose's goal was his 16th overall throughout his World Cup appearances, allowing him to beat Ronaldo for the record of all-time top scorer in World Cup finals tournaments. Germany's seven goals took their total tally in World Cup history to 223, surpassing Brazil's 221 goals to first place overall.

7  Germany

Manager: Joachim Low

1  Brazil

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Goals:

Thomas Müller 11 G
Miroslav Klose 23 G
Toni Kroos 25 G
Toni Kroos 26 G
Sami Khedira 29 G
André Schürrle 69 G
André Schürrle 79 G

Goals:

Oscar 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender Philipp Lahm (captain)
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Forward Miroslav Klose

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Júlio César
Defender Dante
Defender Luiz Gustavo
Defender Maicon
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Marcelo
Midfielder Bernard
Midfielder Oscar
Midfielder/Forward Hulk
Forward Fred

Substitutions:

Per Mertesacker for Mats Hummels 46
André Schürrle for Miroslav Klose 58
Julian Draxler for Sami Khedira 76

Substitutions:

Paulinho for Fernandinho 46
Ramires for Hulk 46
Willian for Fred 69

Cards:

Cards:

Dante 68 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Erik Durm
Midfielder Christoph Kramer
Midfielder/Forward Julian Draxler
Midfielder/Forward Mario Götze
Forward Lukas Podolski

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jefferson
Goalkeeper Victor
Defender Dani Alves
Defender Henrique
Defender Maxwell
Midfielder Hernanes
Midfielder Paulinho
Midfielder Ramires
Midfielder Willian
Forward Jo