Brazil 1-7 Germany: World Cup 2014 Semi-Final As It Happened

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Brazil and Germany meet again in the World Cup for the first time since the Seleção's 2002 final victory. The hosts are underdogs this time and still smarting from Neymar's injury and Thiago Silva's suspension, but home advantage has been critical for this mediocre of Brazil sides at this World Cup and Germany have lost their last two semi-finals.

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Their prayers weren't answered. They were embarrassing and gutless. Paulinho looks to be arguing with Cesar and Gustavo, but they are being booed loudly by the Belo Horizonte crowd.

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That is the biggest World Cup semi-final win.

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Today (22:48) BST
92 min

Luiz drills a harmlesss shot at Neuer and Germany break, but Ozil's pass for Draxler hasn't got enough pace on it and a free-kick is given.

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Brazil have scored, courtesy of Oscar. Neuer starts to come for a long ball, Oscar cuts inside, Boateng looks unarsed, and he smashes the ball in for an undeserved, pointless goal.

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90 min

Ozil misses a sitter. He's played through one-on-one, the pass is fine, he has Schurrle to his right, but he pulls the ball wide of the post.

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89 min

Germany nearly play Schurrle in again but the pass just has a bit too much pace on it. Up the other end, Oscar is one-on-one from an acute angle yet, appropriately, lashes the ball out for a throw.

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88 min

Marcelo is lucky there. His appalling defending should be punished but Dante bails him out. The camera switches to Scolari, who looks like he wants to larup the left-back.

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85 min

Decent hit from Ramires, 20-odd yards out, but Neuer gets behind it and doesn't flinch. Anyone that says he isn't the best goalkeeper in the world is wrong.

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83 min

Germany are taking the piss and Brazilian fans, according to the BBC's Steve Wilson, are serenading the passing with "Olés". Surreal.

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Awful effort from Marcelo on the half-volley, as he kicks the ground more than the ball from just outside the area. Neuer wants to get on with the game and get an eighth.

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Schurrle raced onto Muller's flicked pass, took a touch and half-volleyed the ball in off the underside of Cesar's bar. Magnificent finish and that's his third of the tournament.

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What a goal from Schurrle and it's Brazil 0-7 Germany.

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Germany substitution

Nope, Ozil stays on and the outstanding Khedira is rested. He's arguably been Germany's best performer tonight.

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Probably for Ozil. This is usually his time to come off.

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Today (22:30) BST
74 min

Paulinho smacks the ball into Neuer's arms. Jogi Low said the German keeper could play in midfield, why not try it now?

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He gets booed again.

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He has enriched this World Cup. Willian looks devastated that he's been brought on.

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It is six. Lahm receives the ball from Khedira, but rather than shoot, he selflessly squares the ball for Schurrle, at the front of the queue eight yards out.

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68 min

Dante is booked, deservedly, for a deliberate hack on Bayern teammate Muller. It's not the worst challenge of the evening, mind. Willian, who should have started ahead of Bernard, is coming on.

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67 min

Another good chance to make it six for Germany but Schweinsteiger's through ball lures Cesar out and he gets to it before Schurrle can. The pass was carelessly overhit but the QPR goalkeeper did well.

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Fred is being booed

It started after a reliably appalling shot he attempted earlier.

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Today (22:21) BST
65 min

Muller makes the wrong call from the left as he looks for the ambitious cross for Schurrle when he should play in Ozil, who is closer by. Low looks genuinely annoyed, too, amusingly. Germany haven't scored for over half-an-hour.

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62 min

That looked like a penalty on Maicon. Luiz plays an admittedly perfect pass the right -back controls and he goes down. Replays show it's another Brazilian dive but the referee doesn't bother with the card. The Brazil corner is claimed by Neuer.

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61 min

Very good save from Cesar. He denied Muller earlier as he tried to round him and this time the German opts for a left-footed curler that is tipped over the bar.

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Another change

The record-breaking Klose makes way for Andre Schurrle.

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Today (22:13) BST
59 min

David Luiz, who has performed gutlessly this evening, lays the ball off for Cesar when just about every non-Brazilian in the world wanted him to put the ball into his own net.

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miroslav klose

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53 min

Brilliant double save from Nuer. The ball bounces through invitingly to Paulinho, whose first effort is palmed away by the big German and his second is also repelled by the indomitable stopper.

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52 min

Oscar has to score that but he smacks the ball straight at Neuer from Ramires' pass. Brazil have been better, although that is mainly due to Germany scoring five in the first-half and having the game wrapped up.

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