Brazil's defender David Luiz (L) and Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar react after a goal by Germany's forward Andre Schuerrle during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany. *AFP Photo
Brazil's defender David Luiz (L) and Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar react after a goal by Germany's forward Andre Schuerrle during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany. *AFP Photo

BRAZIL  1

Oscar (90)

GERMANY 7

Mueller (11), Klose (23), Kroos (24, 26), Khedira (29), Schurrle (69, 79)

Brazil were left utterly humiliated last night after suffering one of the most damaging defeats in their football history.

They were taken apart by a clinical Germany side who, in truth, didn’t appear to need top gear in order to expose an abject home defence.

In the process, Joachim Low’s side became the first to ever score seven in a World Cup semi-final.

Short of Neymar and captain Thiago Silva, the spineless home side ensured they will forever be associated with this disaster on home soil.

And as many pundits were quick to point out, some players may never recover. The night, though, belonged to Germany and the hope for their fans is that they do not waste this momentous victory by losing the final.

Among the goals, Miroslav Klose became the World Cup’s leading scorer of all time with 16, while Thomas Mueller took his tally for the tournament to five.

The excellent Toni Kroos bagged two, as did Andre Schurrle. Sami Khedira notched the other.  

An Oscar consolation — so surreal after the beating that had come before — was all Brazil had to show for their efforts. The scoreline equalled their all-time margin of defeat.