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Records galore as Germany thrash Brazil by 7-1

  • Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night. Goals from Mueller, Klose, Kroos(2), Khedira and Schurrle(2) sealed a record-breaking win for the Germans. Hosts Brazil were extremely humiliated by Joachim Low’s men.

    We take a look at the top 10 records broken last night by the ruthless Germans:

    The biggest-ever winning margin in a World Cup semi-final. The previous best were Argentina’s 6-1 victory over the USA and Uruguay’s 6-1 triumph versus Yugoslavia in 1930 and West Germany’s 6-1 win against Austria in 1954.

    Brazil equalled their biggest-ever margin of defeat. Their previous heaviest loss was 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.

    Brazil conceded 11 goals at World Cup 2014, equalling the number they shipped in 1938.

    Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 when they lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America semi-finals.

    The first time Brazil had ever conceded seven in a World Cup match. They have only conceded more once in any fixture, an 8-4 loss to Yugoslavia in a friendly in 1934.

    Miroslav Klose became the leading scorer in World Cup finals. His goal was his 16th, one more than former Brazil striker Ronaldo.

    Klose also became the first man ever to play in four World Cup semi-finals.

    Klose has been on the winning side 16 times at the World Cup, equalling the record set by former Brazil full-back Cafu.

    Thomas Muller’s goal was Germany’s 2000th in all matches played. Fritz Becker got their first in 1908.

    29-Minutes it took Germany to score five, the fastest ever at a World Cup

    69-Seconds between Toni Kroos’ two goals. Fastest in tournament history

    Germany are first side to score seven times in a World Cup semi-final

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