LiveBrazil 1-7 Germany: Match replay (UK only)

Summary

  1. Full-match replay by clicking on Live Coverage tab (UK only)
  2. Biggest ever World Cup semi-final defeat
  3. Germany score four goals in six first-half minutes
  4. "Biggest humiliation in Brazilian football" - Vickery
  5. Klose becomes highest ever scorer in the World Cup

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By Tom Rostance

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A truly extraordinary evening of World Cup football.

To go back to our house party analogy all those hours ago, Germany not only outstayed their welcome, they absolutely smashed the place up.

Stay tuned to the BBC Sport site for all of the reaction from Brazil, Germany and beyond.

We'll see you tomorrow evening for Netherlands v Argentina. We'll settle for six or seven goals in that one...

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Simon Edmonds: Guys, guys, guys: BBC 2 at 12pm, "7 wonders of Brazil"...that's just amazing...

Brave Front: If Brazil's quarter final had been officiated properly, Neymar would not be injured, and Colombia would have played Germany.

Tom Castle: Could argue that Brazil's streak of 64 home competitive matches is still alive since they weren't competitive at all.

Player reaction

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Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar: "After the first (Germany) goal we just had a blackout, nobody expected it.

"Honestly, it's hard to explain. You can't explain the inexplicable."

Germany defender Per Mertesacker on Twitter: DIE MANNSCHAFT! I really enjoy this moment ... now let's go all in for the final. #allin or nothing.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery

BBC Radio 5 live

"Brazil haven't lost a competitive home game since 1975 and nothing as painful since 1950, when they lost at home in the final of the World Cup to Uruguay. Some of those players that played that day were never allowed to forget that defeat.

"But this, without doubt, is the biggest humiliation for the Brazilian team ever. Brazilian football is operating absurdly below their potential. The players took the field full of passion but the test of a team is when you go behind. When they did, they then had no faith in what they were doing and that bravado was empty.

"Germany lost 5-1 at home to England 13 years ago and used that defeat to change, and Brazil will have to copy that."

EamonnG: Brazil were propelled to the semi's by refs who didn't want to spoil the party v Chile, Colombia, & now they have paid the price! ‏

Adrian Millerick: Being Brazilian used to add £5mil to your price - that all changed in 90mins.

Worldwide reaction

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O Globo

"Brazil is slain by Germany and suffers the biggest defeat in their history: 7-1," writes Brazil news site O Globo.

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Rob Davies: Well done Germany for a great result. Dirty Brazil got what they deserved after kicking Colombia off the park.

Owen Darlington: They say sign of a good team is winning without playing well. Actually it's the sign of a team that is about to get hammered.

Alex Hough: A result to shake to shake the very foundations of the footballing establishment. Nuneaton Town 1 - 2 Derby County.

Worldwide reaction

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L'Equipe

"Le Desastre" - little translation required alongside the picture featuring Brazil's David Luiz on the front page of France's L'Equipe.

Luiz is joining Paris St-Germain this summer remember...

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Andrew Costa: Brazil showed it's all about Neymar, Colombia showed it is more than just Falcao.

Adam Gordon: Mertesacker & Ozil, some year; 3-0 down 19 mins in v Chelsea, 4-0 down 20 mins in v Liverpool & 5-0 up, 29 mins in v Brazil.

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Former England defender Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live

"It is going to be horrendous for the Brazil players. They will not sleep. They will be on every newspaper, every news programme.

"The post-mortem starts now. It will affect the players deeply. No matter what they do in their careers, they will be remembered for this forever.

"Some of these players will never be the same again. Somehow they have to bounce back from this. Germany weathered the storm. They had 10 shots on target, and scored seven goals. They are a machine. They are good at what they do."

Player reaction

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Germany forward Thomas Muller: "This was not to be expected. I don't know what to say to be honest… I can't believe it.

"It's something totally crazy. It just went well today. Now we have to pull through one more time, we have to fight to get this thing."

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Mick from Winchester on text: After watching Brazil kick lumps out of James Rodriguez in the quarter final, tonight's result shows that there is a footballing god!!

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As if that loss wasn't incredible enough, bear in mind that it was Brazil's first competitive home defeat in 64 matches and more than 38 years, since losing their 1975 Copa America semi-final 3-1 to Peru, which was also in Belo Horizonte.

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German football expert Raphael Honigstein

BBC Radio 5 live

"Germany exploited Brazil's problems, and they did it beautifully. Joachim Low had said Brazil would come at Germany with passion and commitment and they defended that. Brazil then started running around like headless chickens.

"You have to praise Germany, of course you do, but Brazil made it easy for them. For the next few days Low will be saying 'don't now take it for granted that you will win the final'."

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@LukasPodolski

Germany forward Lukas Podolski on Twitter: Amazing win !! Rio we are coming.

Manager reaction

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Epa

Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari: "Who is responsible for this result? I am, it's me. The blame for this catastrophic result can be shared between us all, but the person who decided the line-up, the tactics was me. It was my choice.

"We tried to do what we could, we did our best - but we came up against a great German team. We couldn't react to going behind. Not even the Germans can tell you how this happened - but it's because their skills and you have to respect that.

"My message for the Brazilian people is this. Please excuse us for this performance. I'm sorry that we weren't able to get to the Final - and we're going to try to win the third place match. We still have something to play for."

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Former England defender Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live

"For the first 10 minutes, Brazil were on the front foot and going for it. But David Luiz lost concentration for the first goal and it then just fell apart.

"He was so pumped up, there was so much emotion in the players' eyes, but they were chasing around like crazy men.

"All the talk was about whether they should have played three holding midfield players, but Brazil should have played five defensive midfield players."

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Nadine Erskine: Feel for #Scolari. Such a classy manager, he will take the heat off the #BRA players.

Miracle Roch: Dante and Luiz. Two players with poor positional sense. It's easy to see why the score line is as it is.

Some Body: Scolari should name the same 11 for the 3rd/4th-place playoff. Chance to redeem themselves. No "injuries"!

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Mark from Sunderland on text: Look at how well Germany have done since they re structured the football in the Bundesliga and how many Premier League players were on show tonight and in tomorrow's semi ! English football take note, bigger crowds in Germany, clubs fighting for Champions League year on year and now the national team reap the rewards of the u21 team !

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BBC Two on Twitter:

"Well, this is awkward..."

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Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has just said in his media conference:

"We ask for forgiveness from the Brazilian people."

You may have to wait for that Big Phil...

The view from Germany

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Bild Sport

"7-1 Madness!" write Germany newspaper Bild. "Lightning DFB team knock out Brazil."

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Samara Brackley: Any country wishing to borrow Germany's cash better ask Merkel now.

Anil Gurung: Everyone falls once in life, even people making fun ofBbrazil, but important to bounce back & am sure BRAZIL will.

Greg Hill: Jo, Fred and Bernard declared themselves unavailable for 3/4th playoff. Ethel, Roger and Alan will be replacing them.

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BBC Sport

David Luiz was in tears throughout his post-match interviews as well. An incredibly hard one for the Brazilian captain to front up to.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery

BBC Radio 5 live

"There is a danger Germany will not get the credit they deserve. This is one of the best World Cup wins ever. They had a horrendous draw at the start and a horrendous group to get out of, but have got to the final the hard way and done it in style.

"Brazilian crowds have responded to the quality football played by other teams and are seeing the intensity of the game. It is three or four classes above the domestic league they are used to and Brazil have suffered from the complacency that has come from their previous successes.

"The medicine for Brazilian football has been very cruel, but very necessary."

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Stuart from Deal on text: Stop commiserating with the Brazilians, who have been dreadful all tournament, and start praising the Germans who have been absolutely brilliant.

Player Reaction

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AP

Brazil captain David Luiz: "Apologies to everybody, apologies to all the Brazilian people.

"I just wanted to see my people smile. We all know how important it was for me to see all of Brazil be happy, at least because of football.

"Germany were better than us. They prepared better. They played better.

"It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."

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Chris Keenan on text: This Brazil team have played poorly through the whole tournament but let's consider that a very poor Brazil were in a World Cup semi final. More than can be said for England or Spain.

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Deadly the Roadie: Brazil also knew that without Thiago Silva, their defence was even more vulnerable - hence frivolous appeal for the 2nd yellow.

Charlotte East: I reckon Muller will pass Klose record for most goals scored!! He's on 10 already.

Barry McCulloch: This is the football equivalent of waking up and discovering that the world isn't flat.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery

BBC Radio 5 live

"I feel so sorry for these Brazilian players as this is a result they will be reminded of for the next 50 years. It was class from Luiz Felipe Scolari at the end, being the father figure to his players.

"Brazilian crowds can be vicious, they can pick on one player, and they did with Fred. I always thought this team could lose, but could never imagine they could be so humiliated."

Man of the match

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BBC Sport

Toni Kroos is supposedly leaving Bayern Munich this summer. Any chance of a new deal?

Juninho

Former Brazil and Middlesbrough midfielder

"It will be difficult to recover. Some players I don't think will be back to wear the Brazilian shirt. It is wrong now to criticise the players. On the field Germany taught us how to play football, we have to learn from that.

"Germans played the way we liked to play so we need to sit back, see what is wrong with Brazilian football. Especially in the academies, the way we teach them to play. A lot of change will need to come."

HIGHLIGHTS

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All the highlights - and all the goals - are in now. You can watch at the top of the screen, just click on the Highlights tab.

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Reaction from Brazil fans on Twitter on @viabbc.

MCorreaMateus (#BRA ): Neymar and Thiago Silva's absences made the whole team wobble. And made an entire nation wobble. #shameBrazil

Anderson (#BRA ): Neymar will thank the Colombian player who kicked him out for not having to be part of this humiliation.

Thaliaferreira0 (#BRA ): Scolari is to blame for Brazil´s defeat. He only thought about Neymar, not about building a strong side! #Shame

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Get Oscar's name in your head. He will be a pub quiz question in years to come.

'Who was the Brazilian player who scored when they were hammered 7-1 by Germany in 2014?'

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South American football expert Tim Vickery

"A few years ago we met the players of Brazil's 1950 World Cup squad and they have never been able to forget that defeat, well it will be worse for these players because this is the biggest humiliation in the history of Brazilian football. I feel desperately sorry for them but it might be cruel but necessary.

"Brazilian football is ludicrously short of its potential. resting on its laurels saying everything is fine. It isn't fine. Germany regrouped after the 5-1 against England and Brazil need to do the same thing."

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German football expert Raphael Honigstein

BBC Radio 5 live

"Every German goal felt less special. The game was over after 25 minutes. That professionalism is a mark of this German side. After they won in the quarter-finals they hardly celebrated as they knew that was not enough. When Brazil were struggling, Germany went for the kill."

What's the score boss?

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Bernard asks Luiz Felipe Scolari what the score is.

Reuters

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Steve Peters may be making his way over to Rio in the morning. This Brazil side will need some deep, intensive psycho-analysis.

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Former England defender Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live

"David Luiz's big moment, as captain of his nation in the semi-final of the World Cup, has been ruined for ever."

BBC

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Germany were very good - obviously - but this is very much a story of Brazilian disaster. We've seen better teams than this Germany side to be honest.

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Former England striker Alan Shearer

MOTD analyst

"I would worry that the Brazilian players might never recover from this. Some might not be able to come back from this. Big Phil is looking like he is saying to the players 'leave it to me'. The Germans showed what they were made of but the second half shows their mentality that they wanted more goals. That is how ruthless they are."

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Former Scotland defender Alan Hansen

MOTD analyst

"I am totally distraught. I've been watching football for over 50 years, the high point was the Brazil team 1970, this is the low point.

"To be in Brazil to see them capitulate in that manner, you have to give Germany credit but that is a woeful, woeful performance that could not get any lower.

"I don't think the Germans can believe what they have just done. Everything is incredible. It is just disbelief what has happened. Nobody could have summed this up. Even though David Luiz gave one of the worst performances I have ever seen, I still feel sorry for him coming off the pitch in tears."

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Former England defender Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live

"It has been incredible. The Brazilian players will feel embarrassed and humiliated. David Luiz stood there looking at the sky, saying some kind of prayer. There are players down there who are inconsolable.

"Wherever they go, whatever happens, even if they win the next World Cup, people will be saying to these players 'you let us down', 'you were part of that team that didn't win the World Cup when it was in Brazil'. 'You let 200 million people down'."

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Former England captain Rio Ferdinand, MOTD analyst

"These guys have to stick around now and play a third or fourth play-off game. Which is the hard thing. All of the media will be on them, I hope they don't find a scapegoat. This was a case of a group of individuals coming up against a very clinical side."

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Oscar is in tears, as are several of his team-mates as they gather in a huddle. Maicon appears to be rallying the troops, while suspended captain Thiago Silva is also involved.

The German players go over to their pocket of fans and receive much deserved applause.

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The German players queue up to embrace Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, though what on earth can they say?

Sorry we hammered you Big Phil?

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Dan Deakins: This is all Luiz's fault. Overrated and too emotional to focus on defending.

Peter Gaunt: Barnsley fans sang "it's just like watching Brazil". Now Brazil fans sing "it's just like watching Barnsley....reserves".

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David Luiz sinks to his knees and prays, as does Luiz Gustavo. And well they might.

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FULL-TIME

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It's all over! Germany are into the final, Brazil are humiliated.

An extraordinary scoreline.

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Former England defender Danny Mills

BBC Radio 5 live

"Germany will be a little bit disappointed. But the cheers from the home fans were ironic cheers. It isn't even a consolation goal."

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Former England defender Martin Keown

MOTD

"For once Neuer, the sweeper keeper, is not there. You expect him to be there, he starts to come and then goes back and Oscar does the rest."

GOAL

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They have got one! And Germany are furious, which sums up their professionalism.

It's a soft one too as Oscar gets in through the middle, sidesteps the last defender and buries the shot.

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CLOSE!

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Bernard shoots over and he is loudly jeered. At 21, he is the future of Brazil and how will the likes of he and Neymar respond?

But at the other end Mesut Ozil is played clean through and shoots wide. Big chance...