Highlights from the first semi-final at the World Cup in Brazil. Hosts Brazil meet Germany in Belo Horizonte.
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in. It is 1-0, Germany lead. Higuain. It is saved by Tim Krul.
And then there were four, the World Cup semifinals, first up two sides
who have lifted the trophy eight times between them. Hosts and
five-time winners Brazil take on Germany, who have three stars above
the badge. Our commentator Steve Wilson.
Belo Horizonte is not the most beautiful of the venues, lacking the
romance of the Maracana, a big bearpit of a ground, but thrilling.
The house without their superstar and captain. The last time they
started a match without Neymar and Thiago Silva, they lost to the Dutch
in the last World Cup. Neymar has started 38 consecutive matches,
scoring 27. Dante comes in 40 others to do. Bernard for Neymar. -- comes
in for Thiago Silva. Germany and never beaten Brazil in a competitive
game. One draw, two defeats. This is Miroslav Klose's 23rd World
Cup finals match, on 15 goals, equal with Ronaldo. He becomes the first
player ever to play in four World Cup semifinals. The Brazilian
players are today wearing face introduced to Neymar. -- wearing
this ball caps in tribute to Neymar. Marcelo Silva mood. -- is in the
mood. Question marks over Brazil, how they will handle the pressure.
Hulk was in there. That is an incredible ball by David Luiz. A
German throw, played to Sami Khedira ref. Klose. A good moment for Dante,
a lot of pressure. A good take by Neuer. Germany could have played
into Muller. Khedira getting away from Fernandinho. Ozil arriving. It
can end off Tony Crowes. -- its cannons off Tony Crowes. -- Toni
Kroos. They are getting in far too easily. Marcelo leaves a great big
space to run into. Hulk is forced away from goal by Philipp Lahm.
Marcelo loses it. Miroslav Klose in the middle. First German corner of
the game. Khedira are doing well, breaking into that left an channel.
Plenty of mistakes in the first ten minutes. A slight nervousness from
Brazil trying to mount these attacks from the back. Klose in his usual
position, about eight yards from goal. It goes to the back post, it
is in, Muller. Thomas Muller from the corner puts Germany and France.
-- in front. A ball that ends up at the far post, totally unmarked.
Unbelievable. It is almost embarrassing. The World Cup's Golden
Boot winner four years ago, Thomas Muller, has fired Germany in front
in the 2014 semifinal. Hulk has not had a great World Cup.
Germany can break again, Muller down the far side. Cut out by Dante. I
think Muller has covered 57 kilometres so far, yet acres of
space to run into. Muller, Klose, brilliant save, Klose scores. A
historic goal. Miroslav Klose is the all-time World Cup record scorer.
Stunning. They are absolutely punishing them, they looked lost,
the Brazilians. Klose will not miss that one. Putting him in the record
books. That is Klose's range, 6-12 yards. 16 goals in World Cup finals,
eclipsing the phenomenon, as Brazilians called him, Ronaldo. They
looked stunned. How do Brazil shake up the unshakeable? You look at what
he has done in midfield, it is not working. Germany have completed
trial of the match in the middle. -- completed trial. It could be
embarrassing, it is three, Toni Kroos. Brazil have fallen apart
inside 25 minutes. A dizzying 25 minutes from Germany. It is as good
a finish as you will see. Asians are space, Marcelo, what a finish that
is, goes like an arrow. Yes, it is lucky, but look at the finish at the
end of it. The dreams of 200 million Brazilians look like Battersea. It
is getting embarrassing, turned square, 4-0 to Germany after 25
minutes. Fernandinho courted possession, Brazil are being
humiliated, humbled, taken apart by Germany. Their supporters cannot
believe what they are seeing. It is as if cash will be -- it is as if
without their two star players, the plant has been pulled. Simple
finish, embarrassing. -- the plug. The dream, the fantasy is dead,
4-0, in 25 minutes. The team raised eyebrows, Willian, Ramires on the
bench, high-energy players. Muller with the throw.
They might be through again. Khedira. 5-0. 5-0! Absolute
humiliation. That one is down to David Luiz, absolutely no discipline
going charging out, a great big hole to live through. -- to run through.
They have scored four goals in the last six minutes. Truly
unbelievable, they are so patient, waiting for the chance, just a tap
in. I am afraid the dream has gone, blown to smithereens. Philipp Lahm
in all kinds of space. The deflection, Toni Kroos almost
completing a first half hat-trick. They are out of position, almost
like a testimonial game. Brazil have been absolutely awful.
Brazil vulnerable without their captain and superstar, booed off at
half-time in Belo Horizonte. They have been utterly outplayed,
overwhelmed and humiliated by this Germany side. At half-time Brazil
0-5 Germany. Ramires. Marcelo chasing after it.
Paulinho. Manuel Neuer getting a little touch on that. The danger is,
as Brazil pile forward in search of honour, they could leave themselves
open at the back. Cleverly done. He makes his mind up, he gets there.
Red and butter for him. -- bread and butter. Ramires can help it onto
Oscar. Mesut Ozil can turn away. Great save by Neuer. Oscars should
score. He tries to get it with the outside of his foot. Paulinho is
onside. Magnificent save by Neuer. Absolutely brilliant save. What
about this save? He parries it in front, you think he will hit the
back of the net, great reactions. You have to think, Manuel Neuer is
thinking, come on, bring it on. Schurrle coming on for Miroslav
Klose. Salt in the wound for Brazil that Ronaldo's record has gone
tonight. Clever disguise on that. Thomas
Muller's shot. Good saved by Julio Cesar. That is a wonderful save.
Onto his left foot. Just pushes it over. David Luiz. David Luiz trying
to play it through to Luiz Gustavo. One by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Schweinsteiger with the run through the middle. They have got two in the
middle. Schweinsteiger, let it go to Schurrle. Julio Cesar did well. Took
a leaf out of Thomas Muller's book. The goalkeeper did well. Paulinho
for Brazil. It is a good ball to Bernard. He can tee up Marcelo.
Mertesacker's header, but the offside flag is up and had Fred got
a touch on it it wouldn't have counted. Just straying offside. It
is painful. There are many people in this stadium who have never seen
Brazil lose at home. Nobody has ever seen them lose like this at home. Do
Germany want more? Toni Kroos will want one more, he is on a hat-trick.
Philipp Lahm. Three in the middle. Lovely ball to Philipp Lahm. It is
square and it is a cap in for six and Schurrle makes it six to
Germany. Shambolic defending once more. Pass and move as the calls
ring round and it is another tap in. The marking is totally nonexistent.
Look at David Luiz, standing on his heels. You have to be marking in the
box. That is ridiculous. Marcelo. The left-back has lost it. David
Luiz. I think David Luiz is in danger of losing his head. Thomas
Muller is very unhappy with the challenge. The referee is on the
spot here. But all came when the left-back, Marcelo lost the ball
about 15 yards out the penalty area. They are 6-0 down, how many do
they want to lose by? David Luiz going over the top of the ball.
Handbags there. He is complaining about the way Thomas Muller has gone
in. However this -- Howedes. Cut out by David Luiz. It is a lovely
reverse ball. Schurrle. Andre Schurrle, it is seven. Stunning
finish. Every one of these is just sublime football, great finish.
Applause breaks out around the ground, which is good to hear. Look
at that for a finish. It is like watching one of the great Brazilian
teams from yesteryear. Fantastic finish. Top corner. In this country
they know all about good football and the Brazilian fans who are still
in this ground, and there are over 50,000 of them, they have just stood
and applauded the team that has dismantled their heroes limb from
limb. The agony is almost over. Five minutes plus added time for Brazil
to endure. David Luiz. Ramires. Manuel Neuer right behind it. Never
took his eye off it. Ramires has had a goal since he has been on, should
have been on from the start. Comfortable save. Philipp Lahm.
Schurrle. David Luiz can see it through to Julio Cesar. Willian.
Decent ball. Oscar is onside. Manuel Neuer stands up. And it was Oscar's
shot that was out for a German throw. Almost an impossible finish
from that angle. It is a toe poke. Germany can break. Julian Draxler.
Mesut Ozil down the middle. He is onside and through, this is eight,
and he has put it wide. That is the one thing missing from his game.
Mesut Ozil, the ruthlessness. Great run through the middle. Just think
he is going to become, he is, but he misses the target. Manuel Neuer.
About coming, he has retreated. Oscar for Brazil. He gets one. The
Germans are furious. And that tells you a lot about them. For once,
Manuel Neuer, the sweeper keeper is not there. You expect him to be
coming. He starts to come and he goes back and Oscar does the rest.
Oscar scores the most pointless of World Cup goals. And that is it.
Germany are into the World Cup final. With an incredible victory
over the hosts. Brazil thoroughly unforgivable performance. Germany,
thoroughly unforgettable performance. It has finished, the
most surprising scoreline of a surprising World Cup. Brazil 1-7
Germany. We have just witnessed one of the
most astonishing victories in football history. This was not one
of the game's superpowers beating a small nation, this was Brazil for
crying out loud. As all hosting the World Cup for the first time in 64
years. -- Brazil hosting the World Cup for the first time in 64 years.
Germany the first country to score seven goals in a World Cup final.
Spain scored eight through the entire competition last time. Was
ill have gone 62 competitive games unbeaten at home before today and
since defeat to Peru in 1975 in the copper America, try to put this game
into some kind of context. I am distraught, I have been watching
football for over 50 years, the high point was the Brazilian side of
1970, this is a low point, to come to Brazil and see them capitulate
like this, you have to give the Germans tonnes of credit, but it was
a woeful performance that could not get any lower than it did. I would
be concerned that some of these Brazilian players might never
recover from this. The pressure on these guys out here to perform is
incredible. One or two will struggle to come back from this. Thiago Silva
consoling the Brazilian players. Nice sportsmanship from Scolari.
Yes, it is nice to see. I don't think the Germans can believe it
themselves what has happened. They scored four goals halfwit to the
first have to go 5-0 up against Brazil in the semifinal of the World
Cup. These guys have got to stick around. They have got to play at
third and fourth play-off game, will the fans, and see them? They have to
read the papers, all of the media will be on them and I hope they do
not try to find a scapegoat. This was a case of a group of individuals
coming up against a very clinical side. Booing all around the stadium.
The German reaction to their supporters is in such contrast. I
look that Scolari there and it looks like he is in the middle of the
huddle, say leave it to me, I will sort it out, I will take the blame.
That will be difficult, he will try to protect his players as much as
possible because he is a very loyal man. It is going to be difficult for
them to take this away. Incredible scenes in the stadium, big-name
players like David Luiz. The scoreline was incredible. It is this
belief as to what has happened in the last 90 minutes. Nobody could
have written the script. Their faces some it up, in tears. One of the
worst performances I have ever seen, but I feel sorry for him
because you cannot understand what these players are feeling. You have
Holland, who battered Spain in the first game and you could never see
that being surpassed and you come to this in the semifinal. How these
players recover, I don't know. The supporters, we have been here for
five weeks. It has just grown and grown, the interest and the
enthusiasm and expectancy has grown and all of a sudden, all the
supporters, they are totally deflated. I think the Brazilian
support has been total throughout the competition. Right from the
start, we said it was not a great Brazilian side but every time they
have gone on the page, the crowd have given them a left and some
purpose and they have been brilliant. When your team has been
beaten by the margin that we have just seen, there is not a lot of
good news. Let's remind ourselves of the emphatic nature of Germany's
victory. It started with, smaller. There is a block on David Luiz which
has come from the training ground. If you score it, it is great, if you
lose the goal, you would be massively disappointed. It is well
worked. The ball has got to come in. Miroslav Klose Bloxham. Poor
marking. Very well worked. Miroslav Klose beats Ronaldo's
record. When the ball comes into the box, he comes alive. They get lucky
and all of a sudden, static defending. The two centre banks do
not react. When the ball goes in the net, they are on the edge of the
box. When the ball comes into the box, he is a livewire. Cannot
believe he did not put it in the first effort! I lost count. This is
the-0. Four goals in six minutes. That is important to give the
Germans the credit that this juncture. They moved the ball
quickly, very effectively. Lots of defenders in there and the fantastic
hit. Maybe the goalkeeper. You have to give credit to Toni Kroos. He is
putting himself up there as one of the best midfielders in the world.
In the top three the way he is playing, dictating games, more
touches of the ball. Look at the way the press. Forces the mistake.
Clinical finishing. It is a team playing with great confidence. To
have one touch and two touch. Passing and moving the ball quickly.
Sami Khedira got the fifth. The two centre-backs. He comes running out
and then misses the tackle. Easy for them. They looked like a team who
are well drilled, who have a philosophy that they have all bought
into. You look at the Brazilians and it was the opposite, a group of
individuals who look like they have never played with each other. 5-0 at
half-time and Schurrle scored a couple to make it seven. You would
not think you would say this against a Brazil team. No surprise it came
down the Brazilian left hand side. Marcelo, who has escaped criticism,
he was as poor as David Luiz was. Lets him into easily. David Luiz
standing still, hasn't a clue what is going on around him, Schurrle,
good movement. No reaction to anything. Six or seven Brazilian
defenders in their and no reaction whatsoever. This is an amazing
finish. David Luiz not tracking him. An
amazing finish. Score a goal like that in the World Cup, that is what
dreams are made of. Some Brazilian sadism, but Juninho's opinion. You
know some of these players, how do they recover? It will be difficult,
some of them will not be back to where the Brazil shirt. A lot of
pressure on them. It is wrong for us now to criticise players. We saw the
Germans teaching us how to play football. We have to learn from
that. We have to learn from the seven goals we conceded. Germany
played the way we like to play, the way we have played. We need now to
sit back, see what is wrong with Brazilian football, if something is
wrong, not because of these players, it may be in the academies, the way
we teach them to play. Change will have to come. What you have just
said, Germany came here and talk Brazil a footballing lesson?
Exactly, it is what we saw. Pass, move, stray balls, getting control.
Without the ball, coming back, getting a shape, organised, going
forward as a unit. They taught us to play football. I know you are
hurting, thank you very much, Juninho. I like football, I am a fan
of German football. I am happy, because football won. Good to see
you. They still talk about the time when Brazil lost the World Cup in
1950, the Maracanazo, now maybe they will talk about the ghost of men --
Minerao. The World Cup final is live on
Sunday. Tonight the beautiful game died in Brazil, the Germany are in
dreamland. It is in, back post, Germany lead
three Muller. Klose, brilliant save, Klose scores: Historic goal. Brazil
are being humiliated. Humbled, taken apart. Khedira, 5-0. Absolutely
milli Asian. -- humiliation. Schurrle, it is seven.
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