The sight of Brazil, with all their rich football history, being dismantled this way was actually shocking. What cannot happen, however, is for the story to be all about Brazil’s deficiencies when Germany have just put on one of the all-time performances. It was a masterclass. No other word does it justice and all that is left for Joachim Löw now is to hope his team have not peaked too early. If they illuminate the final in this way, they will surely have too much expertise for Argentina or Holland.
Daniel Taylor im GUARDIAN: Germany destroy Brazil’s final dreams with seven-goal battering