It proved to be a record-breaking night in Belo Horizonte as
the host nation were humiliated by Joachim Low’s men
Germany’s extraordinary 7-1 humiliation of Brazil in
Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final saw a number of records
broken by both sides. Here, Goal picks over some of the feats
from the astonishing fixture in Belo Horizonte…
– The biggest-ever winning margin in a World Cup semi-final.
The previous best were Argentina’s 6-1 victory over the USA,
Uruguay’s 6-1 triumph versus Yugoslavia in 1930 and West
Germany’s 6-1 win against Austria in 1954.
– Brazil equalled their biggest-ever margin of defeat. Their
previous heaviest loss was 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa
– Brazil conceded 11 goals at World Cup 2014, equalling the
number they shipped in 1938.
– Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975
when they lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America semi-finals.
– The first time Brazil had ever conceded seven in a World
Cup match. They have only conceded more once in any
fixture, an 8-4 loss to Yugoslavia in a friendly in 1934.
– Miroslav Klose became the leading scorer in World Cup
finals. His goal was his 16th, one more than former Brazil
– Klose also became the first man ever to play in four World
– Klose has been on the winning side 16 times at the World
Cup, equalling the record set by former Brazil full-back Cafu.
– Thomas Muller’s goal was Germany’s 2000th in all matches
played. Fritz Becker got their first in 1908.