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Germany destroy Brazil in World Cup semi-final

Posted: 8 July 2014 Time: 23:56

Germany eased into the World Cup Final by humiliating hosts Brazil 7-1, with Miroslav Klose getting amongst the goals to become the most prolific scorer in the tournament's history.

Die Mannschaft ran riot via braces from Man of the Match Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle, and strikes from Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira and Poland-born Klose, who netted a record 16th goal at the showpiece - going one better than retired Brazilian legend Ronaldo.

Oscar pulled one back in stoppage time as the Samba Boys - who previously hadn't lost a competitive game at home since 1975 - narrowly avoided surpassing their heaviest ever defeat, a 6-0 loss at the hands of Uruguay in 1920.  

READ: All the action as it happened

Germany will face either Argentina or Netherlands in the event decider in Rio on Sunday, with the latter pair meeting in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. 

Joachim Low's men started the contest at Estadio Mineirao brightly, as an unmarked Muller tapped in a Kroos corner 11 minutes in for his fifth goal of the tournament, the same tally he achieved at South Africa 2010.

The Europeans then effectively killed the tie by finding the net four times in a seven-minute period before the half-hour mark. Klose, Kroos (2) and Khedira did the damage to give their side a sensational 5-0 lead at the interval.

The second stanza was a closer affair, as Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was forced to make a number of saves to deny efforts from Oscar and Paulinho. However, substitute Schurrle, on for Klose, added a sixth goal with a calm finish in the area in the 69th minute.

Schurrle completed his double 10 minutes later with a thunderous drive on the angle as the ball flew in off the underside of the bar. 

A deflated Brazil managed to pull one back at the death, as Oscar beat Neuer from close range moments after Mesut Ozil wasted a one-on-one opportunity at the other end.

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young s (blame Willie Lynch)
posted: 2014-07-08 22:10:24

You don't want to be a German supporter in Brazil right now!!! I feel for them,those Brazilian mafuckas is crazy!!!

posted: 2014-07-08 22:11:37

Football is about goals not misses. I hope our players have seen this Accurate Mesmerizing Goals = AMG by Bavarian Men Work = BMW

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-07-08 22:14:49

When I first saw this beautiful addidas jesry in the black, red n white colours of mighty Bucs, I thought Pirates unveiled their new kit for 2014/15. In honor of Brazil distruction, Pirates must use this kit. Congradulations to Germany!!?!!!!!

posted: 2014-07-08 22:17:11

Lovely play by Germans.....

posted: 2014-07-08 22:22:47

Philip Lahm my Captain

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-07-08 22:24:18

I think it will be all European final. I don't c Argentina beating the Dutch today

posted: 2014-07-08 22:25:26

Wht pirates hs to do with Germany destroying Brazil?

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-07-08 22:25:27

When u take RDS kinda cowches then u must expect tears now n then.Ppl think futball is won on paper n guys like Scolari dnt come wit any tactics.sum of us cried a lot under RDS till he left.

Soccer shud hv a time out though lol

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-07-08 22:26:40

The demolition Germans!!! Lol

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-07-08 22:28:57

U wont understand till u read 4 times

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-07-08 22:32:14

The colours n the Adidas brand wena!!! Nx!!! Read!!!! I m saying those colours remind me of my mighty team n wuld like to c them doning this jersy in memory of this history in the making. What is your problem vele nje????

Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-07-08 22:41:19

Spot Mriyo the champ!!! I think he will have to read 10times. Before he gets it. I rephrased it for him though, because I c he has the Oscar pistorius syndrome that caught his physician

The Real Khosi
posted: 2014-07-08 22:49:23

Ts a nightmare to Brazilian ppl!

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-07-08 23:23:42

hehehehe…. ey Bhakaniya…. ya Rodger yona hae fele… hahahaha…………………….

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-07-08 23:24:29

Its just perfect football isn't it…?

CJB Ramses III
posted: 2014-07-08 23:30:56

All-in-one really… wing play… possession football… tiki-taka… Diski-nine-9… long ball…. short-passing… high tempo… slow tempo… counter-attacking… pressing… off-side trap… set pieces… all that spells out devastating…! Football for all… Football4U..??? hehehe… asazi….. But let me not cast aspersions… It was one of those days…

posted: 2014-07-09 03:59:52

Then watch tonite when argentina beat the Netherland

posted: 2014-07-09 04:04:03

What if Pirates changes its technical spornsor to Mitre?

posted: 2014-07-09 04:34:34

Thank you Germany for paying us (SA) revenge after they humiliated us at home as well. On a serious note this is HORROR

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