Wow, that game yesterday was a surprise and a stunner. Brazil was taken apart, dismantled, played with, and thrown away. The Germans were not taking them seriously after a while. Germany was ahead 5-0 at about merely 30 minutes of play!! Heads will roll. The Brazilian coach better get some extra security!! Brazil was out to lunch.
In World Cup 2014: Host Brazil Stunned, 7-1, by Germany in Semifinal (New York Times, 7-8-14 — but, later, the title was changed to “Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, and Brazil’s Day Goes Dark”), Sam Borden wrote:
[T]he home team, on the precipice of glory, being throttled like an overmatched junior varsity squad that somehow stumbled into the wrong game.
The final score was Germany 7, Brazil 1. It felt like Germany 70, Brazil 1.
Given the circumstances and the stakes, this result — a soccer massacre of the highest order — may well be remembered as the most surprising in World Cup history.
Brazil kicked the ball around as if in a stupor. Fans poured out of the stadium in agony. Reports soon came from São Paulo of residents burning Brazilian flags in the street.
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