Like it or not, Germany totally outclassed Brazil last night, and the goals came thick and fast. The commentators summarised it bluntly, and concisely after goal 3: “Brazil are being humbled, humiliated, and ripped apart”. 5 goals in 30 minutes. I went to bed even before the first half had finished. From the sounds of it, some of the Brazilian fans felt the same way. There really wasn’t any need to watch the rest of the match. Well, it looks like I missed 2 more goals by Germany and one consolation goal by Brazil.
But, interestingly, according to the Guardian, plenty of records fell during that match (taken from the referenced article):
Seconds between Germany’s second and fourth goals in Belo Horizonte
Germany are first side to score seven times in a World Cup semi-final
Years since Brazil lost by a six-goal margin (6-0 to Uruguay in 1920)
Minutes it took Germany to score five, the fastest ever at a World Cup
Goals scored by Miroslav Klose at World Cups, beating Ronaldo’s record
The amount of goals scored by England in the past two World Cups
Number of goals scored by Germany at World Cups. Brazil have 221
Brazil’s heaviest defeat at a World Cup before last night, in 1998
World Cup matches it took Thomas Müller to get to 10 goals
Number of assists provided by the Bayern player in those 12 games
Shots on target by Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side in the first half
Seconds between Toni Kroos’ two goals. Fastest in tournament history
World Cup records tumble as Germany destroy Brazil 7-1 | Football | theguardian.com.