In a repeat of the 1986 & 1990 finals, we will have another meeting of the two giants of world football as Germany will face off against Argentina on Sunday for the biggest prize in international sports. Germany shocked the world when they ran out with a 7-1 thrashing of hosts Brazil in a match that broke Brazilians fans’ hearts. It will go down as one of the biggest shocks of the world cup history and as one of the most lopsided games in recent memory. I myself can’t remember watching such rampant thrashings dished out to a contender before. Argentina on the other hand had to wait it out with a goalless and dull boring 0-0 draw that led to penalties before winning it 4-2 in the shootout.
Germany’s win was so shocking because despite Brazil being without their injured superstar Neymar and the suspended captain Thiago Silva, they were still seen as having the upper hand being the hosts. But by the 29th minute of the match, and after Brazil had started well, Germany had rampaged the Brazilian goalpost scoring 5 goals. Mueller, Klose, a Toni Kroos brace & Sami Khedira were the scorers. The fans in the stands were already crying well before half time and the funny tweets were alfoat. The second half Brazil came out with intention to salvage some pride but it was still the Germans who kept scoring with susbtitute André Schürrle scoring a brace before in the final minutes Oscar scored a meaningless goal for his nation which no one bothered to celebrate with any vigor. The icing on the cake is that Klose overtook Ronaldo as the world cup’s all time leading score with his 16th!
Compared to the first semifinal the second was dull, boring and a damp squib affair as the Netherlands and Argentina failed to find a goal even after extra time and the game went to penalties. It was so boring that I resorted to watching some dumb reality show to pass the time and only checked the score every 5 minutes or so. No Tim Krul to save Netherlands here, Argentina scored 4-2 to end our misery and they will face old rivals Germany. I hope Germany wins!