Germany progressed to the World Cup final with a stunning display over a crippled Brazil squad, as the 'visitors' demolished the hosts 7-1 in one of the most memorable World Cup games of all time.
Thomas Müller scored the first goal of the evening when Toni Kroos' corner found his teammate completely unmarked in the box, and the midfielder side-footed the ball past Julio Cesar to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute.
Miroslav Klose then made history in the 23rd minute when he scored Germany's second goal - and his 16th in World Cup finals - making the Lazio striker the highest goalscorer ever in the competition, surpassing Brazilian legend Ronaldo who had scored 15 World Cup goals.
Germany then went on a hot streak, scoring three more in the space of 5 minutes. Bayern Munich midfielder Kroos made it 3-0 when he blasted a low-ball into the corner of the net in the 24th minute.
Two minute later, Kroos had doubled his tally when Sami Khedira squared the ball for him to tap in his second of the game and to make it 4-0 to Germany within 26 minutes. Brazil had been humiliated, but Joachim Low's was still showing no mercy.
Khedira scored the fifth goal in the 29th minute when Mesut Özil squared the ball to the Real Madrid midfielder, who drove the ball past Cesar to the dismay of the crowd.
Brazil had no way back now, and the team were booed off as the half-time whistle blew. The country knew that their dream of winning their sixth World Cup was gone.
The second-half began and Brazil came out fighting but Germany keeper Manuel Neuer pulled off an array of impressive saves to keep his country in command.
Chelsea winger Andre Schürrle gave the hosts even more in the 69th minute when he made it 6-0, with Germany captain Philip Lahm's low cross met by the super-sub. His accurate shot from inside the box was helped by yet more woeful defending.
Schürrle got his second of the evening with a fantastic strike in the 79th minute, hitting the underside of the bar and bouncing into the back of the net to the despair of Cesar. He could do little about any of the goals.
Another Chelsea midfielder, Oscar, scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute after Ozil missed a glorious chance to make it eight, but it was far too late for Brazil and Germany progressed to the final of the World Cup - where they will meet either Argentina or the Netherlands.
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