The first 29 minutes of Germany’s 7-1 victory over Brazil in the first World Cup semifinal looked as if it would bring the host country to tears.
In less than a third of the game’s playing time, the Germans completely walloped Brazil’s defense into submission, becoming the first team to score five goals in less than 30 minutes in World Cup history.
Brazil also became the first host country to lose by more than four in a World Cup game. The only other time Brazil allowed seven goals was back in 1934.
Tonii Kroos and substitute Andre Schurrie each scored a pair of goals in the victory for the German National Team.
Finally, in stoppage time, Brazil avoided the shutout when Oscar scored, but of course, the damage had been done, and Germany punched its ticket to face either the Netherlands or Argentina in the World Cup final this Sunday.