What really happened: Germany 7-1 Brazil, 2014 Word Cup semifinals
The biggest defeat suffered by Brazil in its history saw their players and fans humiliated in their own country
A 7-1 loss in front of their own fans at home, left the whole country of Brazil in shambles. Germany were ruthless and had no mercy on the pitiful defence of Brazil.
Neymar Jr. who was having a splendid tournament suffered a back injury against Colombia in the quarter finals. The wound ended his tournament at that spot, and Brazil were left without their main man.
Captain Thiago Silva had been handed a second yellow in the quarter final win against Colombia. Dante Bahia who had an amazing season in Europe with Bayern Munich replaced him. Dante had the confidence of manager Luiz Scolari and captain Silva, but couldn’t stand up to the job given.
The Germans were the favourites of the tournament playing with an all star squad. They broke the dead lock at 11 minutes with a strike from Thomas Muller. Brazil’s midfield of Fernandinho and Luiz Gustavo were losing possession easily and failing to deliver ball to their forwards. Their defence being exposed in the early 15 minutes of the game looked shaky. Germany were on a goal scoring spree from the 23rd minute, scoring four times till the 30th minute mark. Goals came from Miroslav Klose, two from Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira, taking the score to 5-0.
Brazil looked hopeless and embarassed, the crowd started crying and their was silence in a fully packed stadium. The second half saw Scolari making important substitution of Fernandinho with Paulinho and bringing in Ramires, both made quite an impact for Brazil. Brazil went all attack and made many chances but German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stood strong like a wall. Klose was substituted with Schuerrle who opened the Brazilian defence twice at 69 and 79th minute to make the score 7-0.
In the end, Oscar scored a goal for Brazil, however it was of no celebration for the fans and the players who were all dejected and gutted. The 7-1 loss to Germany stands as the biggest defeat of Brazil in their footballing history. The wound will remain forever in the hearts of the Brazilian fans undoubtedly.
Germany went on to lift the World Cup by beating Argentina in the finals by 1-0.