Brazil 1, Germany 7: It's a Blowout

David Luiz of Brazil shows his dejection after conceding fourth goal to Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

A stunning performance from Germany and a disgracefully amateur turn from Brazil led to a historic result in the first World Cup semifinal Tuesday afternoon from Belo Horizonte.
The hard-to-believe scoreline: 7-1, the greatest loss in Brazilian history. World Cup records are tumbling. Germany's Miroslav Klose just became the top scorer in the tournament's history with his 16th goal. To add insult to injury, Germany has overtaken Brazil in total World Cup goals scored. Here's how the game went down, in reverse order.

One goal for dignity

Finally, Brazil have a pulse. Oscar, one of the team's few playmakers at the moment, dirties Neuer's clean sheet at the end of the game — and the German keeper is frustrated.

Total collapse

Brazil is still playing, technically, but it seems like few of the players are able to make any kind of impact on the game. Certainly the back four barely seem to exist. Schürrle sliced through the defense with breathtaking ease, and blasted a rocket in off the crossbar for his second goal — and Germany's seventh.

End to end action

Germany may have slowed somewhat, but a sudden charge forward by Bastian Schweinsteiger forced Brazil's Julio Cesar right off his line. Minutes later, the Brazilian defense falls apart again — and it's an easy goal for André Schürrle. 6-0.

Brazil battling harder

The home team seems to have recovered somewhat at half time, seeing several chances in the first 10 minutes of the second half and one well-placed corner. But there's still no way past German keeper Manuel Neuer.

This crying kid is our spirit animal

With two minutes until halftime and the proud host nation down by five, this sobbing kid speaks for many of us — but most of all for Brazil's fans and players. What a brutal way to go out. Unfathomable.

It's all too much ...

... for some to take, according to Sam Borden of The New York Times in Belo Horizonte.

5-0, Germany

And another goal puts Germany up by five goals with a Sami Khedira score in the 29th minute. Ugly, ugly, ugly.

Aaaand it's a bloodbath.

Miroslav Klose scores to put Germany up 2-0, and Tony Kroos follows minutes later to put Germany up 3-0. Then Thomas Muller scores a minute later to make it 4-0 in the 26th minute. Brutal for the nation of Brazil, as fans are already sobbing in the stands. Here's Kroos' score. These things are coming too fast for GIFs. Nuts.

German ballers

That Muller goal also came with a bit of history — joining his own teammate Miroslav Klose.

Goooooooal, Germany!

Thomas Muller puts it in in the 12th minute to put Brazil in a 1-0 hole.

Here's another look.

Miss you, Thiago Silva.

Fast start from both sides

Both sides got off to a fast start, playing aggressively and attacking. Looks like we're in fun a fun one, folks. Also, according to the Toronto Sun's Kurtis Larson, the atmosphere in Belo Horizonte is just as incredible as it looks on TV.

Exit Neymar, enter Bernard

Brazil Soccer WCup

Brazil's Bernard kicks the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Brazil will play in the semifinals of the 2014 Soccer World Cup on Tuesday, July 8.

Bernard, a 21-year-old waterbug originally from Belo Horizonte, is the much-anticipated replacement for Neymar in Brazil's staring lineup. Miroslav Klose, one goal away from breaking Brazilian legend Ronaldo's career World Cup goals record, is starting for Brazil.

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