BELO HORIZONTE (SportingAlert) — Germany scored five first half goals on their way to commanding 7-1 victory over Brazil in their World Cup semi-final clash on Tuesday.
Brazil captain on the night David Luiz said: “Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people.
“I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.
“Germany were better than us. They prepared better. They played better. It’s a very sad day but it’s also a day from which to learn.”
The rampant German team came out and took a stunning 5-0 lead inside the opening 29-minutes of the contest, leaving the home supporters completely numb in their seat.
Germany’s five goals in 29-mnutes is the fastest ever in the World Cup.
In fact, Joachim Low’s team scored three goals in three minutes, with Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos netting two of those.
It was an absolute nightmare first half for Brazil, as the hosts appalling defensive line took a beating in one of the most astonishing first halves in World Cup history.
Some fans were in tears, while the rest were so angry they booed Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men as they head down the tunnel.
In the midst of that rout, German forward Miroslav Klose scored the goal he needed to become the leading scorer in World Cup history. Klose, who scored the second goal for Germany is now at 16.
Kroos and substitute Andre Schurrle both scored twice, while Sami Khedira and Thomas Muller each netted as well, as Germany ran riot in Belo Horizonte.
Oscar scored the lone goal for Brazil in the 90th minute.
This was the first time a team was scoring five goals in a semi-finals at the World Cup, since 1958, when Brazil beat France 5-2.
Brazil, who were without Neymar, who is injured and Thiago Silva, who is suspended, was suffering their first defeat on home soil since 1975 and were on a 62 game undefeated home streak.
The negative result on Tuesday night, sees Brazil equal their biggest ever defeat since they lost 6-0 to Uruguay in the Copa America in 1920.