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World Cup: Germany's first-half goals

Brazil are being annihilated by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals with a 5-0 scoreline at half-time.

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That wraps up our coverage of Brazil vs Germany - one of the most incredible football games you are ever likely to see. 

For a match report, analysis and player ratings, make sure you visit our SMH World Cup site for all the latest. 

Get around us on Twitter too for all the latest news @smh @smhsport @MickLynch_Age @tomdecent

See you tomorrow for our live blog at 6am of Netherlands v Argentina!

 

 

A pair of punters put a $1 on the 7-1 result at the odds of $501. Wow! 

Our video team has cut together a Vine of all of Germany's seven goals. 

Incredible stuff. Who would have thought?

 

And you could write your own ticket with the bookies 

 

IT'S ALL OVER - THE WORST DAY OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL IN WORLD CUP HISTORY 

BRAZIL 1

GERMANY 7

What can you say about that? The footballing world is gobsmacked. 

Germany through to the final and will play either Netherlands or Argentina on Monday morning at 5am AEST

 

GOOOOAAAAALLL

It's Brazil this time. 

Oscar salvages some respectability for his team when they need it most with a right-footer past Neuer in the 91st min.

BRA 1-7 GER 

88' 

Scolari looks terribly unimpressed on the sidelines and with fair reason. 

Oscar goes one on one with the German keeper after a beautiful through ball from Marcelo, but his kick goes right of the target. 

Bernard also has a stab from outside the box, but it too, goes well over the crossbar.

It is absolute embarrassment for Brazil now. 

Here's Germany's SIXTH goal courtesy of Andre Schuerrle

 

There's some cracking Tweets coming out of today's game. 

 

82' 

Commentators saying they have never seen anything like this in their career. Most goals scored in a World Cup semi final. 

Germany pressing near the box again, but they're happy to keep passing it back. 

But gee, wouldn't they love eight. I can't believe I'm calling for an eighth, can you believe it, an eighth goal. 

BRA 0-7 GER 

GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!

GERMANY MAKE IT SEVEN GOALS - THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!

Andre Schurrle scores his second with a nice left footer that goes screaming past poor Julio Cesar.

This is a 'where were you?' kinda moment unfolding right before our eyes. 

And still 15 minutes to go! 

BRA 0-7 GER 


Andre Schurrle of Germany celebrates scoring his team's seventh goal.

Andre Schurrle of Germany celebrates scoring his team's seventh goal. Photo: Getty Images

76' 

Sami Khedira coming off for Julian Draxler. 

Check out Neuer's terrific save earlier 

And Dante is surely in all nine circles of hell simultaneously as he stands and watches Andre Schurrle sweep home Germany's sixth...more boos, more disbelief.

This is more surrealistic than a Magritte painting or a Dali tableau. 

72' 

Fred comes for Willian.

Willian has a crack from long distance and it goes just right of the top cross bar. 

Still 20 minutes to go in this match, and given what we've all seen, who knows what the final score will be. 

BRA 0-6 GER 

68'

GOOAAAAALLLLLL

German striker Andre Schurrle knocks a cross on the ground into the back of the net. 

Big, big trouble for Brazil. Never has Brazil been down by four goals, let alone six in a World Cup finals match. 

BRA 0-6 GER 

Germany's Andre Schurrle celebrates after scoring his side's sixth goal.

Germany's Andre Schurrle celebrates after scoring his side's sixth goal. Photo: AP

Our man on the ground Eryk Bagshaw is at The Star in Sydney - a fair few dejected Brazilian fans questioning their decision to get up so early for the game. 

 

Dejected Brazil fans watch their team get torn apart by Germany at Sydney's The Star.

Dejected Brazil fans watch their team get torn apart by Germany at Sydney's The Star. Photo: Eryk Bagshaw

This is not good news coming out of Brazil, but not surprising 

 

62' 

Maicon pulled down in the box and Brazil beg for a penalty but the ref doesn't want a bar of it. Germany reckon he dived, but I'm not convinced. 

Not a whole lot going Brazil's way, but for the time being the tears have dried up. 

They'll be sure to return when reality kicks in at full time

Marcelo has a pointless shot 35 metres out which Neuer has no trouble with.

BRA 0-5 GER 

58' 

Klose comes off and is replaced by Andre Schuerrle.

Marcelo rolls around on the ground in pain after a nasty tackle, but he gets up and looks to be ok.

Fred has a long range shot, but it's on the ground and is no trouble for Neuer, who's having a blinder this second half.

Germany looking dangerous near the box and Mueller shot looks destined for the top left corner, but it's brilliantly saved by Cesar.

BRA 0-5 GER   

It seems that way this second half! He's been outstanding in front of goals. Doing a great job complimenting his men up front.

 

53' 

Neuer makes two incredible saves in the space of a few seconds to deny Paulinho a goal right in a perfect position. 

BRA 0-5 GER 

 

50' 

Possession so far has actually been 55 per cent to 45 per cent in Brazil's favour. 

Bernard crosses on in and it's deflected by Neuer for a corner, but nothing comes of it. 

Brazil have had more of the ball this half, and they'll be trying desperately hard to find the goal. 

Otherwise, the obituaries will begin.

Oscar has a shot on goal, but it's saved. 

BRA 0-5 GER 

Sun Herald Sports Editor Paul Zalunardo's take on the game so far: 

I had a dream last night that I saved a child from drowning while fighting in a war in the Sydney CBD. And, I thought that was the weirdest thing that would happen to me today. How wrong I was.

I've just watched a shambolic, embarrassing, downright pathetic display from Brazil.

It is truly hard to explain how bad Brazil have been. Germany have simply cashed in on the woeful play of their opponents. David Luiz became the most expensive defender in the world recently. His reaction to that has been to stop defending. If I was some of these Brazil players I would be spending the break working out the quickest way to get out of Dodge once this game is over - preferably to somewhere where no-one will recognise them.

STAT

The biggest World Cup semi-final wins in history are: 

ARG 6-1 USA 1930

URU 6-1 YUG 1930

WEST GERMANY 6-1 AUSTRIA 1954 

 

Second half back underway

Can Brazil salvage some pride for their home fans, or will this German onslaught continue? 

BRA 0-5 GER 

At the Star in Sydney, it's all doom and gloom for a swarm of Brazilian fans who got up at the crack of dawn to watch their beloved team. 

'Its really really sad, the country's expectations have been too much, the whole country will be depressed right now' - Milena Gomes, 24, Brazillian student.
'5-0 in the first half! That's not professional soccer from Brazil,' Paolo Costa, Brazillian fan. 
'We're upset but the party is not going to stop' Paolo Costa, Brazillian 
'The World Cup has distracted from the protests, so may be they can get back on track now' Nathan Costa, Brazillian student. 

Check out Germany's five goals, all in one beautiful Vine. 

If you're a Brazilian fan, look away immediately. 

 

How would Neymar be feeling? Any chance of seeing him coming onto the pitch for a run around? 

Boos and catcalls ring out around the stadium as Brazil depart for the half time interval a beaten team.

Tears once more in the stands, despair and disillusion, as the reality hits home.

Brazil are simply not that good and the whole world now knows it.T

The only thing left now is to restore some pride...

HALF TIME

BRAZIL 0 GERMANY 5

We have just witnessed one of the most incredible World Cup halves. Germany scored four goals in seven minutes.

Brazilian fans are literally booing their players as they walk off the field. What does Luiz Felipe Scolari say to his men.

Get Craig Bellamy in there for a half-time blow up/rev up. 

 

 

39' 

Now that we've all had a minute to catch out breath, the game's tempo is a whole lot slower than it was ten minutes ago.

Germany knocking it around the back, content just knowING they are in complete control. 

Four goals in seven minutes were scored by Germany - a very, very sad day for Brazilian football. 

The only positive is there's still 50 minutes to score six goals #optimism 

BRA 0-5 GER 

 

Make that five goals! 

 

35' 

Germany pressing again, but Bernard gets some space down the left side, before Hulk is adjudged offside by the linesman. 

You'd have to think Germany won't park the bus and will look to embarrass Brazil even more than they have already.

BRA 0-5 GER 

Extraordinary, quite extraordinary. fans crying in the stands, hiding their faces, cannot believe what they are seeing Brazil simply humiliated, destroyed, taken to pieces by a fluent, organised Germany who, if truth were told, haven't actually had to be that good.

They have just pulled them apart when they have got into the final third, with some terrible defending aiding and abetting the German curse.

Five down after 30 minutes. It's the sort of thing Brazil used to do to others. A long time ago.

32' 

Kroos has a shot on goal for Brazil but it comes off Fernandinho. 

Brazil having no possession, I'm not sure how they'd be feeling, but like the entire football world, the question has to be asked.

What on earth have we just witnessed?

BRA 0-5 GER 

5-0 

Khedira scores Germany's fifth in the first half. An easy shot on target past Cesar. 

We joke about a cricket score, but sadly, that's the way it's headed. 

Incredible scenes, I think everyone is stunned we're still 15 minutes from half time.

BRA 0-5 GER  

 

Sami Khedira of Germany celebrates scoring his team's fifth.

Sami Khedira of Germany celebrates scoring his team's fifth. Photo: Getty Images

4-0 

HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN YOUR LIFE?!

Brazil are being embarrassed here on the world stage, four goals in the first 25 minutes. 

An absolute training run for Germany.

Incredible, incredible stuff.

Brazilian fans in the crowd are literally crying. 

BRA 0-4 GER 

Toni Kroos of Germany scores his team's fourth goal.

Toni Kroos of Germany scores his team's fourth goal. Photo: Getty Images

ANOTHER! WHAT IS DOING?!

3-0 to Germany.

Kroos receives a cross and slams one in the back of the net with a left footer.

It's all happening as Bill Lawry would say, this is incredible.

BRA 0-3 GER 

Toni Kroos of Germany scores his team's third goal.

Toni Kroos of Germany scores his team's third goal. Photo: Getty Images

GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL

Klose scores! He scores his 16th goal in World Cup finals, no player has every achieved that! 

His second attempt goes crashing into the back of the net after Julio Cesar saved the first attempt.

Germany on absolute fire! 

BRA 0-2 GER 

Miroslav Klose of Germany celebrates scoring his team's second.

Miroslav Klose of Germany celebrates scoring his team's second. Photo: Getty Images

It has been a very entertaining first period, hasn't it!

 

20 minutes gone and Germany lead 1-0 

That was Mueller's tenth World Cup goal, he draws level with Brazil's Ronaldo, the man he played in the 2002 World Cup final

BRA 0-1 GER 

18' 

Oscar gets some space in front of goal, makes a nice turn to his left and has a shot on goal, but it's deflected away. 

Mueller's through ball is dealt with by the Brazilian defence. 

The host nation are working over time to get the equaliser and aren't the crowd getting behind them!

BRA 0-1 GER 

GOOOAAAAALLLLLL! 

Germany score, and who else but Thomas Mueller! It comes in from a corner and Germany take the early lead.

That's thrown a cat amongst the pigeons

BRA 0-1 GER 

15' 

Crowd going beserk. Germany awarded a free courtesy of a David Luiz handball. Hernanez goes long down field but Luiz ends up with the ball.

His kick proves frivolous as it ends up int he hands of German keeper Neuer's hands

BRA 0-1 GER  

Couldn't agree more, hopefully they press for 2,3,4 or 5 more! 

 

Noise in the ground deafening as a hyped up Brazil begin at high tempo looking for the early breakthrough.

Germany need to remain calm and weather the storm, which they are doing.

And now they have done the one thing that might take the crowd out of the game - scored a goal. Where was the defence when Mueller was left all alone from the corner?

A good volley by the lethal German striker, so the Europeans go 1-0 up after 11 minutes.

Thomas Mueller gives Germany an early lead.

Thomas Mueller gives Germany an early lead. Photo: Getty Images

8'

Khadira has a shot on target but it hits team mate Toni Kroos on the back. 

Maicon makes a nice intercept before sending it upfront, but nothing of comes of it. 

Germany pressing, and now Brazil pressing, this is incredible how many turnovers there have been already. Both teams coming out like a bull out of a gate! 

BRA 0-0 GER 

5' 

Both sides struggling to string any passes together at the moment, no fluency as of yet. 

Aerial ping pong so far, need to get the ball on the deck and press that way rather than reefing it down field

BRA 0-0 GER 

I'm tipping 3-1 #youhearditherefirst

 

4' 

Neuer makes a nice save, Germany make a counter attack but Marcelo smothers any chance of an early goal. 

BRA 0-0 GER 

1'

Brazil with the early possession and get a corner out of it. Bastian Schweinsteiger can't prevent the ball going out. 

Oscar's corner is a good one but it cleared by Jerome Boateng. The first two minutes it's all Brazil here and they get a throw in deep in German territory.

Marcelo has a shot from long range but it goes to the right of target.

Exuberant start here from the host nation

BRA 0-0 GER 

WE'RE UNDERWAY!

World Cup semi-final football, how good is it! 

BRA 0-0 GER 

Another snap from the venue

 

Another brilliant anthem from Brazil, David Luiz, the fill-in skipper today, all pumped up yet again! 

 

A sea of gold throughout the stadium. Will the fans be able to get Brazil over the line today?

 

About 10 minutes before kick off! And Brazuca himself getting all pumped up for the big occasion!

Fair chance there'll be a stink in this household regardless of the result today 

 

Getting the vibe there's a slight home crowd advantage! 

 

TEAMS

BRAZIL: Cesar (GK), Maicon, Luiz, Dante, Marcelo, Gustavo, Rosa, Hulk, Oscar, Bernard, Fred.

GERMANY: Neuer (GK), Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Howedes, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller, Kroos, Ozil, Klose.

Some 45 minutes before kick off here in the Estadio Mineiro in Belo Horizonte, and the ground is already a sea of canary yellow as Brazilians pack the stands to roar on their team. This Selecao has been the subject of more criticism than most, with pundits lambasting it as crude, physical and lacking in imagination, especially now that Neymar is out.

Luis Felipe Scolari, the coach has turned up the psychological wick and sought to create an us against them siege mentality within the camp.He brings in Bernard, a local Belo Horizonte lad who now plays for Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk as a Neymar replacement.

Luiz Gustavo comes back in after suspension, with Paulinho on the bench, while Dante gets his chance at centre back, replacing suspended captain Thiago Silva. If there is one nation whose phlegmatic professionalism should cope with an over hyped Brazil, it's Germany.

It's a cliche, but Die Nationalmannschaft have the experience, smarts and ability to weather the storm and come out on top. And Joachim Low, who has warned the referee to not let the Brazilians get away with the sort of fouling they did against Colombia, has gone back to the future by starting veteran frontman Miroslav Klose, the 36-year-old Lazio striker...

Good morning football fans and welcome to Fairfax's rolling coverage of the first World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany.

The quality of football so far this tournament has been nothing short of spectacular, but we're getting down to the business end now.

The last time these two teams met was in the 2002 World Cup final where Brazil took the honours with a 2-0 victory.

Fairfax reporter Michael Lynch will also be adding his expert analysis from the ground in Brazil on a regular basis throughout the game.

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  • I could not be happier! Brazil have always been pretenders, now the world knows it !!!.

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    July 09, 2014, 9:25AM
  • being a German fan I certainlydid not have any schadenfreude for Brazil. But on the other hand Gemany had to be clinical to supress any faint spark that may have allowede a brazil come back.

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    ltl
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    July 09, 2014, 9:11AM
  • To add insult to injury, German player Klose also overtook Brazil's Ronaldo as the record scoring goal scorer ever in the World Cup.

    All up, it was a bad day at the office for Brazil!

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    Mervyn
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    July 09, 2014, 8:39AM
  • Woot! Go Germany!! What a shame Brazil had poor defense.

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    madchen
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    July 09, 2014, 8:39AM
  • Wow.........times 7!

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    Greg
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    July 09, 2014, 8:29AM
  • Germany has given Brazil a football lesson it will never forget.

    And the Australian team should use this game to learn how to play football in an effective manner and how to score goals.

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    Mervyn
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    July 09, 2014, 8:26AM
  • The team with the most flops has just flopped in epic style. It must really hurt this time.

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    bargearse
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    July 09, 2014, 8:05AM
  • Surely only the most wildly patriotic German could claim to find this enjoyable.

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    Decima
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    July 09, 2014, 7:40AM
    • I weep for Brazil

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      Amro
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      July 09, 2014, 8:34AM
    • Nope - loved it

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      StevieMac
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      July 09, 2014, 9:03AM
  • In truth Brazil were only scrapping it threw but now they meet a much more complete team who can attack and defend.

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    Striker
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    July 09, 2014, 7:33AM
  • check the booking sheets.
    something not quite kosher here.
    i smell a rat.

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    Nick
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    July 09, 2014, 7:30AM
  • The bookies will be breaking out the Krug.

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    moggoid
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    July 09, 2014, 7:09AM
    • Most of the play to Brazil and yet they're down 5 nil. That's not possible with a superior sport like Aussie footy. I guess it's better than watching an entire match without any score at all (which isn't all that unusual) - unless you're a Brazilian fan like me.

      I'm hoping for a miracle for Brazil.
      I'd be happy then to eat my words.

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      Be Fair
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      July 09, 2014, 7:35AM
    • It would take more than a miracle now. We'd have to invent a new word. Brazil's a great country though. It has far more than soccer.

      Maybe this is a lesson to Brazilian authorities to spend scare dollars on people who need help rather than on sport.

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      Be Fair
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      July 09, 2014, 7:47AM
    • 'A superior sport like Aussie footy'? I nearly choked on my cornflakes with laughter. Good one!

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      Robo Sydney
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      July 09, 2014, 8:25AM
  • Wow times 5.........so far!

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    Greg
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    July 09, 2014, 7:06AM
  • A victory for good old style soccer,no ticky tak by Germany but straightforward passing and running and using the width of the pitch.Vale Brasil.

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    Jonjo55
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    July 09, 2014, 7:04AM
  • Zer Gut!

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    Richard Perin
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    July 09, 2014, 7:03AM
  • I would be booking my ticket out of Brazil - there's going to be riots.

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    oh dear
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    July 09, 2014, 6:52AM
  • Complete slaughter. Germany are good but are Brazil this bad? Makes you wonder...

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    Blitzkrieg
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    July 09, 2014, 6:51AM
  • This is the worst brazil side I have ever seen. I can't beleive they even made it this far. Luck on home soil will only get you so far. Eventually you will be found out. Brazil have finally gotten the hammering they deserve in this World Cup.

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    Diego
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    July 09, 2014, 6:40AM
    • Could not agree more! their diving, crying, foul play & dare I say it - leg up by the refs (read FIFA) were only going to go so far.

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      Pearso
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      July 09, 2014, 8:06AM
  • Wow!

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    Greg
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    July 09, 2014, 6:35AM
    • Wow

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      Daniel
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      July 09, 2014, 6:48AM

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