Germany reached the World Cup final after they annihilated hosts Brazil 7-1 in their semifinal clash in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
Brazil’s 7-1 loss is the biggest ever World Cup semifinal defeat, BBC reported.
Thomas Muller gave Germany the lead, before Miroslav Klose netted to break the World Cup scoring record. Two goals from Toni Kroos and a Sami Khedira strike made it 5-0 inside the first 30 minutes.
Substitute Andre Schurrle added two second-half goals, with Oscar scoring a late goal for the humiliated hosts.
This was Brazil’s first defeat at home for 12 years.
Germany’s extraordinary 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal saw a number of records broken by both sides, Goal reported.
The biggest-ever winning margin in a World Cup semifinal. The previous best were Argentina’s 6-1 victory over the USA, Uruguay’s 6-1 triumph versus Yugoslavia in 1930 and West Germany’s 6-1 win against Austria in 1954.
Brazil equalled their biggest-ever margin of defeat. Their previous heaviest loss was 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.
Brazil conceded 11 goals at World Cup 2014, equalling the number they shipped in 1938.
Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 when they lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America semifinals.
The first time Brazil had ever conceded seven in a World Cup match. They have only conceded more once in any fixture, an 8-4 loss to Yugoslavia in a friendly in 1934.
Miroslav Klose became the leading scorer in World Cup finals. His goal was his 16th, one more than former Brazil striker Ronaldo.
Klose also became the first man ever to play in four World Cup semifinals.
Klose has been on the winning side 16 times at the World Cup, equalling the record set by former Brazil full-back Cafu.
Thomas Muller’s goal was Germany’s 2000th in all matches played. Fritz Becker got their first in 1908.