By the 60th minute, though, the Germans came close to scoring again, with Júlio César denying Müller twice.
Another German goal indeed came in the 69th minute – Lahm's low cross found substitute André Schürrle, who side-footed the ball into the net from close range.
) football match that took place on 8 July 2014 at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was the first semi-final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Both Brazil and Germany reached the semi-finals with an undefeated record in the competition, with the Brazilians' quarter-final with Colombia causing them to lose striker Neymar to injury, and defender and captain Thiago Silva to accumulation of yellow cards.
All five of Germany's first half goals came within the first half-hour, with four of them coming in one six-minute period. Many Brazil supporters in the crowd were visibly in shock or reduced to tears.
Brazil's substitution of Paulinho for Fernandinho and Ramires for Hulk resulted in an improvement in their play after the restart; Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved shots in quick succession from Oscar, Paulinho and Fred.
Both teams had reached the semi-finals undefeated in their previous matches of the tournament.