BRAZIL 1 – 7 GERMANY
You read that scoreline right… it says Germany scored SEVEN GOALS against Brazil in their own country. This is not a dream and not a piece of fiction. IT REALLY HAPPENED!
The first half was dominated by Germany and they would score five times before the half time break, at which point Brazil must have already realized that they were beaten.
It would take Germany only eleven minutes to open the scoring as Thomas Muller grabbed yet another World Cup goal to add to his already notorious collection, which has included a hat trick scored in a previous game.
It never looked like a Brazil equalizer could happen as Germany continued to dominate the hosts in their own country and it would be just be twelve minutes later when Miroslav Klose made history as he scored his 16th World Cup goal ever, beating the record of Brazil’s Ronaldo who had scored 15 World Cup goals in his career. It would be Brazil 0-2 Germany after only 23 minutes and the Germans looked determined to reach the World Cup Final as they continued to score more.
Just one minute after Klose had scored his goal, Toni Kroos would keep bombing the Brazilians with goals as he scored twice – in the 24 minute and the 26th minute.
Germany could have sat back and just waited for the final whistle with just these four goals but they did not let up and three minutes later they would score again as Khedira claimed his only goal of the game in the 29th minute. The first half would continue without response from the shell-shocked Brazilians and eventually the referee would blow for half time and the scoreline was Brazil 0 – 5 Germany.
The second half would not show as many goals as the first but the Germans still had not given up scoring. In the 58th minute André Schürrle replaced Miroslav Klose and within ten minutes the “super-sub” would score his first of two goals for his country as Germany would increase their lead to six and seven goals.
You might have thought that no more goals could be seen in this game after the seventh in the 78th minute but later on in the 90th minute, Brazil would go on to claim their only goal of the game and held on to their last bit of pride as Oscar scored in front of their own fans but it was nothing more than a consolation as the hosts crashed out of the tournament.
KEY PLAYERS: Brazil looked overwhelmed from the eleventh minute when Germany scored their first of seven but Oscar saved his teammates some embarrassment when he scored the final goal of the game.
André Schürrle was inspirational and will be a role model for any substitutions as he showed that it’s possible for you to come off the bench and score two goals in twenty minutes. Miroslav Klose also made history and to have scored sixteen times in World Cups is something which may not be achieved by anybody else in a very long time.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.