In what was expected to be an extremely tight affair as hosts Brazil faced Germany in the World Cup semi-final, the Europeans totally annihilated their opponents 7-1 in the biggest semi-final win in the competition’s history.
Brazil were without their two star players – with Neymar forced out through injury and Thiago Silva suspended – and it showed as the Germans scored early and decisively and were already 5-0 up by the 29th minute.
The ‘Brazilian Dream’ by then was well and truly over, before Chelsea’s Andre Schurrle added two more to put a the icing over a truly impressive German display.
And the shocked world has reacted to the result on Twitter.
Twitter Data announces Germany-Brazil match the most-discussed sports event ever on Twitter.
— Kurtis Larson (@KurtLarSUN) July 9, 2014
Brazil have Neymar. Argentina have Messi. Portugal have Ronaldo. Germany have a team! — Steven Gerrard (@SG8Official_) July 8, 2014
Germany, as a team, now have scored 222 goals to beat Brazil’s record of 221 goals in all WC combined. #GER
— Shaurya (@ShauryaCFC) July 9, 2014
Still can’t believe Brazil lost 7-1 today. Speechless. This might just be Germany’s year. Football can be a crazy game. — R.I.P. Di Stefano (@RMadridHome) July 9, 2014
The truth is Brazil aren’t great. But Germany are fantastic. Their midfield has so much talent. Kroos and Khedira were a class apart tonight
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) July 9, 2014
Brazil get panned 7-1 by Germany & all the Daily Mail want to focus on is Ozil?! Surely there’s a better angle to take?! So poor.
— Busby MUFC (@BusbyMUFC) July 8, 2014
Germany was great. Brazil just had a bad night. So what?! We’re all just humans, for me David Luiz & Co are still world class players. — Tobias Sammet (@tobiassammet) July 8, 2014
Germany basically just dracarys’d Brazil.
— Jon Snow (@JonSnowBastrd) July 8, 2014