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World Cup - Brazil 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014,

Brazil
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Germany
  • Kickoff: 21:00 BST
  • Stadium: Estadio Mineirão
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Estadio Mineirão
  • Attendance: 58,141
  • 90' Oscar
  • 11' Thomas Müller
  • 23' Miroslav Klose
  • 24' Toni Kroos
  • 26' Toni Kroos
  • 29' Sami Khedira
  • 69' André Schürrle
  • 79' André Schürrle

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Brazil vs. Germany: 50-50 Challenge

Brazil are one step away from reaching the World Cup final in the Maracana -- and a shot at redemption following the Maracanazo in 1950. Germany, however, stand in their way after reaching a record fourth semifinal in a row. Jack Lang (Brazil) and Susie Schaaf (Germany) preview the showdown in Belo Horizonte.

Sum up your tournament so far

Jack Lang: Brazil have reached the last four but the journey has not been nearly as smooth as many predicted. Below par in the group stage aside from the second half against a Cameroon side with nothing to play for, the Seleção then put their fans through the wringer with a tense, emotionally-charged triumph over Chile in the round of 16.

Brazil finally found their stride in the first half against Colombia but the positivity dissipated with the news that Neymar had broken a vertebra. The country has felt like it is in mourning ever since.

Susie Schaaf: Pleasantly surprised. After a fairytale start in Group G with the demolishing of Portugal, Germany were forced to get down to the nitty-gritty with a draw against a tough Ghana side and a 1-0 win over a resilient United States.

Algeria were a real scare but coach Joachim Low steadied the ship with a clinical defensive performance over France. Low and his mature core group of players are more flexible these days and have found different ways to win.

World Cup history between the two countries

JL: Despite having 24 semifinal appearances between them in World Cups, Brazil and Germany have only met once on the biggest stage. Fittingly, it came in the final in 2002, when a Ronaldo-inspired Seleção put the ghost of 1998 to bed with a comfortable 2-0 win over the tournament hosts. Luiz Felipe Scolari will be looking for a repeat of that as he closes in on his second title.

SS: These two sides, plus Italy, are the most successful internationally and as Jack says, it's strange Brazil and Germany have not met more often.

The final in 2002 handed Brazil their fifth World Cup while Germany's wait continued. They haven't won it since 1990 while Brazil also got the better hand of Tuesday's opponents in the Confederations Cup in 1999 and 2005.

What are your expectations for the rest of the tournament?

JL: It felt like the real Brazil had arrived at the World Cup during the first half against Colombia, with Scolari's men at last finding some momentum and suffocating their opponents.

Expectation levels for the semifinal were tempered, however, when captain Silva picked up a silly yellow card, meaning he is suspended against Germany. Then came Neymar's heartbreak, which robs Brazil of their best player and talisman. Without those two, winning this one will be a tough task.

- Duarte: Neymar injury tournament's loss

SS:  During the build-up to the World Cup, I said I thought Germany would lose to Brazil in the semifinals. There were so many off-field issues and fitness problems to contend with, I thought Low's men would eventually come undone. Then, the tournament actually started and now I'd like to amend what I'd previously stated.

Unrelenting dominance over Portugal and a measured "typically German" 90 minutes over France suggests Germany are in ominous form.

Low has surprised many with his smart substitutions and prudent tactical changes. He is helped by having a fully fit squad to choose from going forward and I find myself taken in by the thought that Brazil are beatable.

Key battle

JL: With both sides strong at the back and lacking firepower in the penalty area, this game is likely to be decided in midfield. With Philipp Lahm returned to full-back, Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sami Khedira ran the show against France and provide a perfect balance of control, energy and defensive diligence.

Scolari could opt to replace Neymar with Willian, which would mean a more central role for Oscar. Alternatively, he could restore Luiz Gustavo alongside Fernandinho and Paulinho.

That trio, while lacking the star quality of their Germany counterparts, would at least give Brazil a little more clout in the centre of the pitch.

SS: Dante and David Luiz vs. Thomas Muller. Silva's suspension is a huge setback and it'll be up to his centre-back teammate David Luiz to try and tame mercurial Muller, with a little help from Dante.

The versatile forward (who started on the right-wing against France) has mostly been used in a more central attacking role throughout this World Cup.

Dante and Muller may be teammates at club level but he won't be able to read the Bayern Munich man's game, according to fellow Bayern star Bastian Schweinsteiger: "We know Dante very well and know the strengths and weaknesses he has. Of course, he also knows how we play -- except for Thomas Muller. Even we never know that, exactly."

- Honigstein: Germany come of age

Prediction

JL: Brazil 1-2 Germany. I think Brazil will come out fighting despite key absences, perhaps taking an early lead. But Germany have greater quality in important areas and could put an end to the hosts' World Cup hopes in Belo Horizonte.

SS: The loss of Neymar will be felt keenly in Scolari's side but Silva's suspension is likely to disrupt them even more. The tournament hosts, however, have the support of an entire nation behind them.

It's a tough ask to play the home team so far along in the competition, but I think Germany-- should they retain their defensive composure -- can win. I'll go for a 2-0 or 2-1 victory, with goals from Muller and Miroslav Klose.

91'+1

Second Half ends, Brazil 1, Germany 7.

91'+1

Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

91'+1

Attempt saved. David Luiz (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

91'+1

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Philipp Lahm.

90'

1 - 7

Goal! Brazil 1, Germany 7. Oscar (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo with a through ball.

90'

Marcelo (Brazil) Assists Shot at 90'

90'

Attempt missed. Mesut Özil (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Julian Draxler with a through ball.

90'

Julian Draxler (Germany) Assists Shot at 90'

90'

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'

Attempt missed. Bernard (Brazil) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Willian.

90'

Willian (Brazil) Assists Shot at 90'

89'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 89'

89'

Attempt missed. Oscar (Brazil) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Willian.

89'

Willian (Brazil) Assists Shot at 89'

88'

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Luiz Gustavo.

87'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 87'

86'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 86'

85'

Attempt saved. Ramires (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paulinho.

85'

Paulinho (Brazil) Assists Shot at 85'

83'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Throw In at 83'

81'

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

81'

Ramires (Brazil) Corner Kick at 81'

81'

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

79'

0 - 7

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 7. André Schürrle (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

79'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Assists Shot at 79'

79'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 79'

78'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 78'

78'

Ramires (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 78'

78'

Per Mertesacker (Germany) Free Kick at 78'

77'

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'

David Luiz (Brazil) Free Kick at 77'

76'

Substitution, Germany. Julian Draxler replaces Sami Khedira.

76'

Foul by Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany).

76'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 76'

74'

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Brazil) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Willian.

74'

Willian (Brazil) Assists Shot at 74'

73'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 72'

72'

Oscar (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 72'

72'

Attempt missed. Willian (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bernard.

72'

Bernard (Brazil) Assists Shot at 72'

70'

Substitution, Brazil. Willian replaces Fred.

69'

0 - 6

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 6. André Schürrle (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

69'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Assists Shot at 69'

69'

Sami Khedira (Germany) Free Kick at 69'

68'

Dante

68'

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68'

Manuel Neuer (Germany) Free Kick at 68'

67'

Offside, Brazil. Bernard tries a through ball, but Paulinho is caught offside.

67'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Blocked Pass at 67'

66'

Jérome Boateng (Germany) Free Kick at 65'

65'

Foul by Paulinho (Brazil).

64'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 64'

63'

Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) Free Kick at 63'

63'

Foul by Toni Kroos (Germany).

63'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 63'

62'

Maicon (Brazil) Corner Kick at 62'

61'

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Julio César.

61'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Corner Kick at 61'

61'

Attempt saved. Thomas Müller (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

61'

Toni Kroos (Germany) Assists Shot at 61'

60'

Paulinho (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 60'

60'

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Julio César.

60'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Corner Kick at 60'

59'

Attempt saved. Fred (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59'

Marcelo (Brazil) Free Kick at 59'

59'

Marcelo (Brazil) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 58'

58'

Substitution, Germany. André Schürrle replaces Miroslav Klose.

57'

Per Mertesacker (Germany) Free Kick at 57'

57'

Manuel Neuer (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

Oscar (Brazil) Free Kick at 57'

56'

Oscar (Brazil) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 56'

55'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 55'

55'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Free Kick at 55'

54'

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53'

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Manuel Neuer.

53'

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Brazil) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

53'

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Brazil) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ramires with a headed pass.

53'

Ramires (Brazil) Assists Shot at 53'

53'

Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53'

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Thomas Müller.

52'

Attempt saved. Oscar (Brazil) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ramires with a through ball.

52'

Ramires (Brazil) Assists Shot at 52'

52'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 52'

51'

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Brazil) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fred.

51'

Fred (Brazil) Assists Shot at 51'

48'

Marcelo (Brazil) Free Kick at 48'

48'

Foul by Miroslav Klose (Germany).

48'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 48'

48'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Free Kick at 48'

47'

Sami Khedira (Germany) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47'

Dante (Brazil) Throw In at 47'

47'

Attempt blocked. Ramires (Brazil) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcelo.

47'

Marcelo (Brazil) Assists Shot at 47'

46'

David Luiz (Brazil) Free Kick at 46'

46'

Ramires (Brazil) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46'

Substitution, Brazil. Paulinho replaces Fernandinho.

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'

Substitution, Germany. Per Mertesacker replaces Mats Hummels.

46'+1

Halftime

46'+1

First Half ends, Brazil 0, Germany 5.

45'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 45'

45'

Mats Hummels (Germany) Blocked Pass at 45'

44'

Marcelo (Brazil) Free Kick at 44'

44'

Foul by Sami Khedira (Germany).

44'

Fernandinho (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 44'

43'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Throw In at 43'

42'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 42'

42'

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Brazil) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Luiz.

42'

David Luiz (Brazil) Assists Shot at 42'

42'

Bernard (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 41'

41'

Maicon (Brazil) Free Kick at 41'

41'

Hulk (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 39'

38'

Attempt missed. Mesut Özil (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

38'

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Blocked Pass at 37'

37'

Dante (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 37'

37'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Throw In at 37'

37'

Marcelo (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 37'

36'

Manuel Neuer (Germany) Free Kick at 36'

36'

Offside, Brazil. Bernard tries a through ball, but Hulk is caught offside.

34'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Throw In at 34'

34'

Toni Kroos (Germany) Free Kick at 34'

33'

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32'

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Fernandinho.

32'

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

32'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Assists Shot at 32'

32'

Mats Hummels (Germany) Free Kick at 32'

31'

Offside, Brazil. Dante tries a through ball, but Fred is caught offside.

31'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 31'

29'

0 - 5

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 5. Sami Khedira (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

29'

Mesut Özil (Germany) Assists Shot at 29'

29'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Throw In at 29'

28'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 28'

28'

Toni Kroos (Germany) Blocked Pass at 28'

28'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 28'

26'

0 - 4

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 4. Toni Kroos (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

26'

Sami Khedira (Germany) Assists Shot at 26'

24'

0 - 3

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 3. Toni Kroos (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Philipp Lahm.

24'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Assists Shot at 24'

23'

0 - 2

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 2. Miroslav Klose (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

23'

Attempt saved. Miroslav Klose (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

23'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Assists Shot at 23'

22'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Throw In at 22'

21'

Attempt saved. Miroslav Klose (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

21'

Sami Khedira (Germany) Assists Shot at 21'

21'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 21'

21'

Dante (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 21'

20'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 20'

20'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Blocked Pass at 20'

19'

Oscar (Brazil) Free Kick at 19'

19'

Oscar (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Philipp Lahm.

17'

Marcelo (Brazil) Corner Kick at 17'

17'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 17'

17'

Bernard (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 17'

16'

Toni Kroos (Germany) Free Kick at 16'

16'

Toni Kroos (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15'

Toni Kroos (Germany) Free Kick at 15'

15'

Hand ball by David Luiz (Brazil).

15'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 15'

15'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 15'

15'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Blocked Pass at 15'

14'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Thomas Müller (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14'

Jérome Boateng (Germany) Blocked Pass at 14'

11'

0 - 1

Goal! Brazil 0, Germany 1. Thomas Müller (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

11'

Toni Kroos (Germany) Assists Shot at 11'

10'

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Marcelo.

10'

David Luiz (Brazil) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Foul by Miroslav Klose (Germany).

9'

Dante (Brazil) Free Kick at 9'

9'

Marcelo (Brazil) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

David Luiz (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 9'

8'

Júlio César (Brazil) Free Kick at 8'

8'

Foul by Miroslav Klose (Germany).

8'

Attempt blocked. Sami Khedira (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

8'

Mesut Özil (Germany) Assists Shot at 8'

7'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 7'

6'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 6'

5'

Marcelo (Brazil) Throw In at 5'

5'

Philipp Lahm (Germany) Blocked Pass at 5'

5'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 5'

5'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 5'

4'

Maicon (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 4'

4'

Benedikt Höwedes (Germany) Throw In at 4'

4'

Thomas Müller (Germany) Throw In at 4'

4'

Luiz Gustavo (Brazil) Blocked Pass at 4'

3'

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Brazil) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

3'

Maicon (Brazil) Throw In at 3'

1'

Fernandinho (Brazil) Corner Kick at 1'

1'

Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Bastian Schweinsteiger.

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

47%
53%
  • Brazil
  • Germany

Shots

18
14

Shots on target

8
10

Fouls

11
13

Corners

7
5

Yellow Cards

1
0

Red Cards

0
0

Brazil

Brazil1 - 7Germany
Brazil2 - 1Colombia
Brazil1 - 1Chile
Cameroon1 - 4Brazil
Brazil0 - 0Mexico
Brazil3 - 1Croatia

Germany

Brazil1 - 7Germany
France0 - 1Germany
Germany2 - 1Algeria
USA0 - 1Germany
Germany2 - 2Ghana
Germany4 - 0Portugal

Head to Head

Brazil1 - 7Germany
Germany3 - 2Brazil
Germany1 - 1Brazil
Germany0 - 2Brazil

Brazil

  • 12Júlio César
  • 4David Luiz
  • 6Marcelo
  • 23Maicon
  • 13Dante
  • 11Oscar
  • 17Luiz Gustavo
  • 20Bernard
  • 7Hulk
  • -> Ramires
  • 5Fernandinho
  • 9Fred
  • -> Willian
  • Subs
  • 21
  • 2Dani Alves
  • 1Jefferson
  • 18Hernanes
  • 22Victor
  • 14Maxwell
  • 8Paulinho
  • 15Henrique

Germany

  • 1Manuel Neuer
  • 4Benedikt Höwedes
  • 20Jérome Boateng
  • 16Philipp Lahm
  • 5Mats Hummels
  • -> Per Mertesacker
  • 6Sami Khedira
  • -> Julian Draxler
  • 18Toni Kroos
  • 11Miroslav Klose
  • -> André Schürrle
  • 7Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • 13Thomas Müller
  • 8Mesut Özil
  • Subs
  • 2Kevin Grosskreutz
  • 23Cristoph Kramer
  • 10Lukas Podolski
  • 12Ron-Robert Zieler
  • 15Erik Durm
  • 3Matthias Ginter
  • 21Shkodran Mustafi
  • 19Mario Götze
  • 22Roman Weidenfeller

Brazil blown away by ruthless Germany

Brazil suffered a complete capitulation as the World Cup hosts were humiliated 7-1 by Germany in their semifinal in Belo Horizonte. 

Germany's lopsided win makes statistical history

Germany scored five goals inside the first half an hour -- four of which came in an unbelievable six-minute spell -- before adding another two in the second half as they moved a step closer to becoming the first European side to lift the World Cup on South American soil. 

Joachim Low's side will face Netherlands or Argentina in the final at the Maracana on Sunday after despatching Brazil in convincing style, with Germany's remarkable victory punctuated by Miroslav Klose breaking the all-time World Cup scoring record -- his 16th goal coming in his fourth semifinal. 

The rout, Brazil's worst ever defeat, began in the 10th minute when Thomas Muller turned home Toni Kroos' corner to bag his fifth goal at the 2014 finals and his 10th overall in the World Cup. 

Klose doubled the lead 12 minutes later to begin arguably the most astonishing six minutes in the tournament's history, surpassing Ronaldo's 15-goal haul as he slotted the ball home after seeing his initial shot saved by Julio Cesar. 

Next to add his name to the scoresheet was Toni Kroos, who helped himself to a quickfire brace. The first was a volleyed effort from 15 yards and the second an easy finish into an open net following a neat pass from Sami Khedira. 

Khedira scored himself to make it 5-0, the Real Madrid midfielder sidefooting home to leave Brazilian players and fans utterly distraught. 

Without star man Neymar to inspire in attack or, more importantly as it transpired, captain Thiago Silva to shore up the defence -- Brazil were bereft of belief. 

Despite their disastrous first half, the Selecao did rally somewhat in the second but a series of impressive saves from Manuel Neuer kept the door to a comeback firmly closed.

And Germany refused to show any mercy as substitute Andre Schurrle finished from Philipp Lahm's cross to make it 6-0, before adding his second and Germany's seventh with a rifled finish from a tight angle. 

Brazil did, at least, have the final say as Oscar sprinted through to score a goal that was scant consolation to those in yellow. 

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side must now prepare for a third-place playoff, while Germany -- who overtook Brazil to become the top scoring nation in World Cup history -- can look forward to a first appearance in the final since they last won the trophy in 1990. 


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