- Brazil's previous heaviest defeat to Germany was 2-0 in a 1986 friendly.
- Brazil were undefeated at home in competitive matches for more than 38 years, since losing 1975 Copa América SF 3-1 to Peru in - well - Belo Horizonte.
- Germany has the most games played (105), most goals (223) and most finals (8) in World Cup history. Thomas Mueller's goal was Germany's 2,000 in history of Die Mannschaft. On 5 April 1908, Fritz Becker scored the first in an official match for Germany.
- Thomas Muller's total World Cup record: 12 games, 10 goals, 6 assists. He is the third player (after Cubillas and Klose) in history to score 5-plus goals in two different World Cups. He is the 13th player to reach double figures for World Cup goals and the 5th German to do it.
- Miroslav Klose has scored 16 goals in World Cup matches, the furthest out was 12 yards. He also FINALLY netted in the semifinal. He has now been on the winning side 16 times at the World Cup, equalling Cafu (16) as player with most matches won at in the tournament. He played his 23rd World Cup match, equalling Paolo Maldini on 2nd place on most World Cup matches — only Lothar Matthäus (25) has more. But he has played in more knockout games than Matthaus or Cafu -- 13.
- Toni Kroos: 3 shots, 2 goals, 93% pass accuracy, 1 assist, 2 chances created.
- Germany are the first nation to score 7 goals in a World Cup semi-final.
- Andre Schurrle has scored a goal once every 54 minutes at the World Cup. He has now scored 5 goals in his last 9 appearances for club and country after scoring just 1 in the previous 10.
- 167 goals have been scored so far at the 2014 World Cup, the 2nd-most ever at a single World Cup (171 in 1998).
- There were just 179 seconds between Germany's second and fourth goals.
- 28 teams have appeared in the World Cup and failed to score at least 7 all-time WC goals. It took Germany 79 minutes today.
- Today's score was the worst loss by a host country in World Cup history, doubling the previous record margin. Brazil have now conceded 11 goals at the 2014 World Cup, equalling their record set in 1938.
- Brazil conceded as many goals vs Germany (7) as they had in their previous 9 World Cup finals games combined. The first they conceded at least five goals was in 1938 vs Poland. And the last time they conceded four goals in a World Cup game was in 1954 (4-2 v Hungary).
- With 18, Brazil vs Germany had the joint-most shots on target of any match in 90 minutes at the 2014 World Cup. They also fired in 14 shots against Brazil - scoring seven from 10 on target (two off, two blocked).
- Rubbing it into England: Germany scored two more goals in the match than England have in their past two World Cup campaigns combined. And into 2010's champions: Spain won the 2010 World Cup with a total of eight goals. And finally into Brazil: tTe last team to score five goals in a World Cup semi-final were Brazil (v France in 1958).
Stats courtesy Squawka, ESPN, WhoScored, InfoStrada and Opta.
Updated Date: Jul 09, 2014 07:28 AM