By Callum Mulvihill, Reporter

Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (3L) celebrates after scoring during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8, 2014.   AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN
Germany’s forward Thomas Mueller (3L) celebrates after scoring during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Germany produced one of the most memorable displays in World Cup history by thrashing Brazil 7-1 in Belo Horiztone to book their spot in Sunday’s final.

It took the Germans just 11 minutes to open the scoring as Thomas Muller lost his marker inside the box to volley home from close range as the Brazilian defence offered a sign of things to come.

Germany continued to pile the pressure on as they threatened with every attack, and their advantage was doubled midway through the first half when Miroslav Klose collected a pass from Toni Kroos before beating Cesar at the second attempt to score his 16th World Cup goal.

The home fans were not aware that it was just the start of an incredible phase of dominance from Germany, with Kroos making it 3-0 less than a minute later when he fired home from the edge of the box following good work from Philipp Lahm on the wing.

Brazil were further ahead moments later as Kroos helped himself to his second of the night by slotting home after he had combined with Sami Khedira to steal possession from Fernandinho.

Germany’s fifth arrived before the break when Khedira got the goal his impressive display deserved by rolling the ball past a helpless Cesar, who had been forced out of position by Mesut Ozil’s clever pass.

Luiz Felipe Scolari was forced to make changes at the break, and his humiliated side returned looking slightly more dangerous after the interval as Manuel Neuer was twice forced to deny Ramires.

Despite a clear improvement from the hosts going forward, their defensive frailties were still obvious to everyone watching as Cesar responded to push away Muller’s curled effort from the edge of the box.

Andre Schurrle was introduced to add another option for the Germans in the attacking third of the pitch, and the Chelsea forward soon made an impact as he connected with Lahm’s cross to make it 6-0 with just over 20 minutes remaining.

The frustration from the Brazilians was clear, but they were powerless to prevent the dominant Germans from extending their lead even further 10 minutes later as Schurrle sprinted away from David Luiz before hammering the ball in off the crossbar from a tight angle.

Oscar broke free of his markers in the final minute as Low’s side continued to look for more goals, but the attacking midfielder’s emphatic finish past Neuer failed to bring any joy to the home supporters on a night which belonged to the Germans.

Source: sportsmole.co.uk

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