Video highlights of Germany’s stunning 7-1 World Cup semi-final victory over Brazil…
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Germany produced a stunning display to dispatch an abject Brazil, as they emerged 7-1 winners from a stunning World Cup semi-final.
The tournament hosts found themselves 5-0 down within the opening half hour as goals from Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos (2) and Sami Khedira left the five-times champions humilated, humbled and taken apart.
Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle, a second-half substitute for the record breaking Klose, added two further goals after half-time. Klose’s first-half strike was his 16th at World Cup finals, eclipsing the 15 scored by Brazilian legend Ronaldo.
Another Chelsea player – Oscar – netted a late consolation for Brazil, but the goal meant very little to the home side, many of whose players were left in tears at the final whistle.
The absences of star striker Neymar through injury, and suspended captain Thiago Silva, were all too obvious as they were swept aside by the dominant Germans, who will play either the Netherlands or Argentina in the World Cup final.
Watch Germany’s first half goals here:
Watch the second-half goals here: