World Cup: Brazil 1-7 Germany – Mighty Mannschaft Massacre Hosts In Belo Horizonte (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

8th, July 2014


By Alan Duffy

Brazil 1-7 Germany – World Cup Semi-Final – 8th July 2014


Well, how to encapsulate a bizarre and utterly unprecedented evening in Belo Horizonte? Without the injured Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva, the hosts crumbled in a way no-one would have imagined.

The outstanding Toni Kroos and sub Andre Schurrle bagged a brace each with Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose (breaking Ronaldo’s World Cup goal record) and Sami Khedira also getting on the scoresheet but this was more than just a win, it was a massacre.

Phil Scolari’s side capitulated after Muller opened the scoring on 11 minutes as the home fans were stunned into quiter disbelief. Jogi Loew’s Germany, on the other hand, were superb, with the front three of Muller, Klose and Mesut Ozil too clever for the Brazilian backline.

Oscar did get a consolation goal late on but this was a result of historic significance and one which will live long in the memory. At the final whistle both fans and players of the host nation wept while the Germans looked forward to a final where they will surely be favourites. As for Brazil, many days of painful analysis lie ahead.


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Photos: PA

Highlights: Dailymotion

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  1. Bobbie says:

    Brazil buggered by the mighty German Mannschaft!!!

  2. Jarren says:

    Very painful to watch. It almost felt like a funeral after the final whistle.

    They will recover.

  3. Ralph says:

    .. and somewhere in a darkened room Pato smiles

  4. José Silva says:

    To be honest, only a madman would think a team managed by Scolari was an even match for this Germany NT. The man knows absolutely nothing about football.

    This is by far the worst Brazilian NT I can remember, it is stuck between Brazilian and European football and it is not good at either of them.

  5. Bruno says:

    Funny thing is Brazil would still trash England.

  6. jackie wilshere says:

    i agree with José Silva on this one, i feel this brazil team has a touch too much of mourinho and no joga bonito (save neymar..ish)

  7. A German says:

    Nobody in Germany calls the national team “Die Mannschaft” by the way. If anything it would be “Die Nationalmannschaft”.

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