BELO HORIZONTE: Impressive four goals in seven minutes by Germany crashed Brazil in 7-1 historic and record breaking defeat here at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The match was expecting as one of the most thrilling encounters in World Cup Finals. Brazil lost in the most memorable final match of the World Cup history against Uruguay at home in 1950. They can’t afford another World Cup defeat at home. Brazil was unbeaten at home ground since 2002 while Germany was unbeaten in their last 16 matches. Klose was one goal short of his milestone. Something has to be break.
In the absence of Neymar and Thiago Silva, It seemed that five times champion forgot to play their real game and are ready to rout. German strikers played their role in queue and wounded Brazil one by one. The tone was set by Thomas Muller in the 11th minute when he easily directed the corner kick into the net by his right foot touch. Germans rapid fire started in the 23rd minute of the match when Miroslav Klose’s double attempt of soft touch gave Germany 2nd goal.
It was the record breaking goal of Klose, he surpassed Brazilian Ronaldo’s 16-goal record in World Cup Finals. Toni Kroos scored third and fourth goal of the match for Germany in 24th and 26th minute respectively. Within short span of seven minutes since Germans’ second goal. It was 5th goal of Germany in 29th minute, this time Sami Khedira took the charge.
Brazil almost lost the semi-final in the mid of the first half. At the end of the first phase Germany was 5-0 up against Brazil. Amazingly, Brazil did not shoot even a single time on German’s goal post in first half.
Brazil took charge in the second half but could not beat goalkeeper who was reflected as Oliver Kahn. Andre Schurrle came in for Miroslav Klose in the second half. Schurrle’s two goals came in 69th and 79th minute. Germany was leading with 7-0. This was Brazilian’s worst ever performance. Brazil conceded 7 goals for the first time since they are playing their international matches in football game. Brazilian nation never ever seen this horrible moment in their 100 years football history that opponent dispatched the ball into the net 7 times.
However, Oscar scored for Brazil in the last minute of the match but no cheers in fans because most of their fans already left the ground before final whistle.
By Abdullah Waheed