The best pictures from Germany 7-1 Brazil

Offside’s Marc Atkins and Simon Stacpoole were at pitch side Brazil’s historic rout in Belo Horizonte as Germany ran riot to turf the hosts out of their own tournament.

Without Neymar to respond in kind to their attacking might, or the suspended Thiago Silva to stem the flow of goals, Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men looked impotent as the margin of defeat spiralled into the proportions of a football massacre.

In the end, it was the biggest ever World Cup defeat suffered by Brazil; the biggest win in a semi-final, beating a record that has stood since 1930 when both Argentina and Uruguay recorded 6-1 wins; and the game in which Miroslav Klose became the all-time highest World Cup goalscorer, bagging his 16th strike at the age of 36.

Brazil’s heaviest defeat in a World Cup before facing Germany was the 3-0 suffered in 1998. Records weren’t so much broken as smashed.

Offside is the UK’s leading independent sports photography agency, home to an extensive collection of classic World Cup pictures and images from across the world of sport. Explore Offside’s unique library at www.welloffside.com.

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Author: gregianjohnson

Football writer for The Blizzard, FourFourTwo, The Mirror, Squawka and VICE amongst others. Follow me on Twitter at @gregianjohnson.

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