Brazil vs Germany – Half Time Report
From before the kick-off, the World wondered who would step up and fill the Brazilian boots of the injured Neymar and the suspended Silva. Within a few minutes of starting it was clear that Brazil couldn't fill the lost players places with a similar quality and the Germans had already decided to take full advantage.
The Germans opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a goal from Mueller, unmarked on the six-yard-box.
The Brazilian team looked disjointed and the German's football was flowing with a strong structure.
From the 23rd minute there was 6 minutes of madness that effectively killed off the Brazilian dream. A dream of winning the World Cup in their own country. A dream of filling the entire country of Brazil with pride.
Klose made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute and was quickly followed a minute later with Kroos with a beautiful strike with his left foot from outside the box.
A quick one-two between Kroos and Khedira saw Kroos slotting away number 4 for Germany in the 26th minute and this was quickly followed in the 29th minute when Khedira made it 5-0 against a now humbled Brazil and a tearful Brazilian support.
The rest of the first half carried on Germany's way and at times the match looked more like a testimonial with Brazil unable to respond to any break from the strong German team. The Germans happy to knock the ball to each other with little retaliation from Brazil.
A despondent Brazil look now to redeem themselves but it's going to be an uphill struggle and the way the match has gone so far, you have to suspect they'd be happy not to lose any more goals. The humiliated side were booed off the pitch when the half-time whistle blew. It just goes to show how reliant on Neymar and Silva that the Brazilian team are. A terribly poor and embarrassing showing from the hosts.
Will the ruthless German team add to their tally in the second half?
Brazil haven't lost at home for 12 years and their biggest loss was 6-0 to Uruguay in 1929. Could this be the night where records are broken?