By Jae Vitug | World of Thoughts ©
By Jeremy Stahl | The Spot – Slate’s Soccer Blog ©
For sheer spectacle and shock value, if not quality of play, the 2014 World Cup will go down as the most memorable in history.
With three matches to play, this tournament is four short of the 1998 record for most goals scored in a World Cup. It already has a first-class villain in Luis Suárez and his teeth, and an indefatigable underdog in Costa Rica.
Now, with Germany’s semifinal 7–1 humiliation of hosts Brazil, the tournament has a match that will be remembered for as long as people care about soccer.
“Something like that happens every 100 years,” said former Germany captain and current ESPN commentator Michael Ballack. This was not an exaggeration.
Waking up at four at the sound of my alarm clock wanting to watch a live stream of today’s game, The World Cup Semi-Finals, Brazil vs. Germany.
Sadly, I couldn’t find any link to it online and the television isn’t lined up for the game. So I did what I could do best, refreshing my twitter timeline and google for only the latest news of what’s happening in the field.
It can be as good as it gets, the only main thing that’s missing’s the thrill of watching it live and seeing who has the ball, where’s it’s passed to and that mini heart-attack you get when your team gets the goal, or if your team’s goal keeper blocks one.
Unlike Argentina having Messi, Brazil with Neymar, Portugal with Ronaldo, Germany really works together with having themselves into the game without just having to pass everything to that one good player. I have always been a big fan of the German team, with their awesome striker Miroslav Klose.
This is a game changer! Everyone dropped their jaws at the epic 5-0 score by just the half time! The thought that’s been hanging on my mind though was, what if Neymar was on the game and wasn’t by any means injured. Would the outcome of this game be the same?
Germany winning over the all time champions Brazil? Wether the answer is a yes or a no, I think it would’ve at least come into a close fight.
The kick offs starts, as Thomas Müller scored the first goal at just the 11th minute of the game, followed by another goal by Miroslav Klose at the 23rd minute of the game breaking Christiano Ronaldo’s (POR) record for the top scorer in World Cup history.
Meanwhile within just a minute, Toni Kroos managed to kick the goal yet another one! What shocked everybody was in no less than two minutes, he did it again!
Sami Khedira placed yet another goal for Germany before the half time ends at the 29th minute. Who wouldn’t be flabbergasted by this?! I mean seriously? 5 goals for Germany leaving Brazil still at zero with only 45 minutes left!
I know it’s a long time, but goals are not as easy as 1-2-3! But finally! After the second half started, Brazil’s owning the ball with Fernando Rosa passing it to Paulinho.
They kept going to reach the goal, from Hulk to Ramires. Their aim didn’t even last a minute until Mats Hummels of Germany stole the ball from them and passed it on to Mertesacker.They kept playing the field onto Miroslav Klose strikes the ball over to André Schürrle.
Dante of Brazil tried to get back the ball at 68th minute gaming him a yellow card from a foul, giving Schürrle the penalty shot, and of course, it’s a goal again for Germany at the next minute.
The ball was back to Brazil with Fred and William playing until yet again, at the 76th minute Sami Khedira or Germany kicked it off him to teammate Julian Draxler. Passed on to André Schürrle hitting his second goal of the game at the 79th minute. Brazil and Germany both playing the ball with only about 11 minutes left.
What’s fascinating was Brazil fought until the end with Oscar kicking a goal for the last minute!
A very nice game ender I may say, who would’ve thought they could still score? Manuel Neuer, Germany’s goal keeper must’ve felt bad for even letting them score, but why blame him? He was already on the verge of celebrating when it happened.
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