Germany routed Brazil 7-1 Tuesday to reach the World Cup final, handing them its worst loss ever and breaking the hearts of millions of Brazilians.
Brazil played without its injured striker Neymar, who had suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back last Friday during its quarterfinal clash against Colombia
Thomas Muller volleyed home following a corner before Miroslav Klose swept in to become the World Cup’s all-time leading scorer with his 16th goal.
Toni Kroos drove in the third and then tapped in his second before Sami Khedira made it 5-0 from 12 yards.
Andre Schurrle added two more after the break before Oscar’s late consolation.
Germany will play either Argentina or Netherlands – who face each other on Wednesday – in Sunday’s final.