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Germany players thump Brazil, break World Cup records

Germany players thump Brazil, break World Cup records

Inflicting Brazil with a 7-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals, Germany emerged as the most prolific squad to ever come out of this tournament. Not only was the victory a huge embarrassment for the hosts, but it also produced stunning results that broke some of FIFA’s records.


Thomas Muller opened the scoring for Die Mannschaft, obtaining his fifth goal from the tourney—just one strike away from equaling James Rodriguez’s score. In just a little over 10 minutes, another goal was added when Miroslav Klose’s effort was successfully converted—making him the most prolific goal scorer in history with 16 World Cup goals under his belt.


In a span of six minutes, the 2-0 lead was turned 5-0 with the impressive brace from Toni Kross and a spectacular maneuver from Sami Khedira. Despite Julio Cesar’s efforts in the second half, Brazil have eventually dwindled. The defense was too all-over-the-place and a double from Andre Schurrle even added more insult to the damage. The match almost ended 7-0 had Oscar not been able to deliver a late consolation.


Germany’s success created a several milestones. With the seven goals they scored, they are now the best-scoring team in World Cup history. Brazil were the former record holders (220) but Joachim Löw’s men easily grabbed the honor in just one match.


As previously mentioned, Klose now holds the most number of World Cup goals scored by an individual player (16), breaking the record set by Brazil’s Ronaldo. In addition, the current German squad are one of only three teams who were able to deliver at least five goals in the first half of a World Cup match, the other two being Yugoslavia (against Zaire 6-0 at half time) in 1974 and Poland (against Haiti 5-0 at half time) also in the same year.


(Featured image: Germany players celebrate | Source: FIFA)

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