A brace from Toni Kroos and Andre Schurrle as well as a recording breaking 16th FIFA World Cup™ goal for Miroslav Klose saw Germany advance to their first final since 2002 as they annihilated Brazil 7-1 in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. The host nation were stunned by their German opponents as they were 5-0 up in the opening 29 minutes. Muller opened the scoring when he was left unmarked in the penalty area and had an easy tap in.
Klose once again took advantage of some bad defending by the Brazilians to overtake Ronaldo as the record holder for the number of goals scored in World Cups as he scored his 16th goal. Toni Kroos scored after exploiting the defensive frailties of the Canarinho and Sami Khedira rounded off a German onslaught as they headed into the halftime break firmly in charge of this match. In the second half the Selecao showed some signs of improvement especially going forward.
Paulinho had their best chance as they opened the German defence quite easily and he found himself in some space in the area with a chance on goal but he hit it straight to Manuel Neuer and failed to convert the follow up as well. The Mannschaft recovered after a shaky first few minutes as substitute Schurrle put two magnificent shots past Julio Cesar. Oscar finally beat Neuer to score a consolation goal for the host nation as their World Cup hopes ended in a 7-1 defeat; their heaviest ever defeat to go along their 6-0 hiding at the hands of Uruguay in 1920.
Germany now await the winners of the Netherlands vs Argentina match to see who they will face in the World Cup final on 13 July.