Germany vs Brazil

The world cup hosts took on Germany with the hope of reaching the final and setting up a clash with either Argentina or Netherlands.

The Brazilians were without suspended captain Thiago Silva and talisman Neymar, who had an close to career ending injury in the quarterfinal game against Colombia. Despite this loss to their astarting eleven they were hopeful of making the final and were spurred on by the fact they had not lost a competitive home game since 1975.

Germany on the hand were hoping to continue their fine run of form having knocked out European neighbors France in the quarter final. They seemed to have picked up the pace having struggled against a spirited Algerian team in the round of 16 and this would prove to be an interesting clash.

The Germans were quick off the block and took the lead in the 11th minute as Thomas Muller got his fifth of the tournament after some poor defending from the host nation. All he had to do was side-foot the ball into the net after being left unmarked from a Toni Kroos corner.

Brazil defense seemed disorganized without captain Silva and they were made to pay as Germany doubled their lead in the 23rd minute. Klose was the goal scorer and became the leading world cup scorer surpassing Brazilian legend Ronaldo.

The host jumped from the frying pan into the fire as Germany got three more goals in the space of five minutes.

Kroos scored the third goal after Muller had failed to make contact with Philip Lahm’s cross and the Bayern Munich midfielder was on hand to double his tally straight from the restart combining with Khedira after robbing Fernandinho off the ball from the restart.

The fifth goal came from Real Madrid’s Khedira who was having a fine game with the midfielder combining well with Arsenal’s Ozil before right footing the Arsenal midfielder’s cut back.

The Brazilians were left stuneed going into the break with Germany having the five goal advantage.

Scolari made changes at the start of the second half bringing on Paulinho and Ramires for Fernandinho and Hulk and both players were at the thick of the action in the first minutes forcing fine saves from the German goalkeeper.

Despite this showing of renewed impetus in attack the host still looked shaky at the back and Germans got their sixth with substitute Schurrle getting in on the action. The Chelsea forward scored the goal in the 69th minute after being picked out by Khedira.

He was then on hand to add the seventh eleven minutes later, finishing clinically from the near post.

Despite the heartbreak, the Brazilian fans were classy enough to applaud the Germans who were making history.

Oscar pulled one back in the dying minutes of the game but it was a little too late and Brazil suffered thir worst defeat at the World Cup final as well as setting up the biggest defeat in the semifinal of a world cup.

The Germans will be boosted by the showing as they face either Argentina or Netherlands in the 2014 world cup final.