Clinical and ruthless to say the least. But no matter how awesome Germany were, Brazil were a complete and utter shambles. I can't say I'm entirely surprised, though to be 5-0 down in 30 minutes was much greater than I imagined, but this Brazil team is no classic. Their tactics have been poor all tournament, and for the most part they have relied on Neymar at one end and Julio Cesar at the other. But with such slack defending this game, combined with a German attack that knew exactly how to expose such weaknesses, Cesar had no chance for heroics.Buscemi wrote:It's now 7-1 in injury time. The amazing thing: Germany has only taken 13 shots (10 on goal) the whole game. That's fewer than the number of shots Belgium had against the US (a game that was scoreless in regulation).
I've seen on Facebook you suggest some possible conspiracy, and while match fixing has happened in the past (though it's not a prevalent as you seem to think - especially in a World Cup), I think it would be very difficult to fix a game like this, and in the manner Brazil capitulated. It was, for the most part, just a really poor structure to Brazil's team that allowed Germany to run them ragged whenever they counter attacked. Most of the 13 shots the Germans had were well worked and therefore did not rely on long distance efforts as they could get right up to Cesar's goal. Brazil had a decent amount of possession, but because of the way they play with 2 marauding full backs and a centre back who is really a central midfielder, it was quite often that Germany had 3 on 1 against the Brazilian defence.
It was still a stunning scoreline, but, like Spain, with the tactics they employed I think a result like this for Brazil was inevitable as soon as they came up against a quality opposition that had figured them out.