FIFA World Cup

Brazil vs. Germany: Live Player Ratings for World Cup Semi-Final

Germany's Thomas Mueller blows a kiss as he celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Karl MatchettFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 22, 2017

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, with two powerhouses from each of South America and Europe doing battle against each other for a spot in the final itself.

At half-time this first game was already as good as over—Germany led Brazil by a 5-0 scoreline. Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos (two) and Sami Khedira scored the goals. Andre Schurrle scored twice after the break, with Oscar scoring late on.

Brazil

Brazil Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Julio Cesar11
Maicon11
David Luiz1No rating achieved
Dante11
Marcelo11
Luiz Gustavo11
Fernandinho1N/A
Hulk1N/A
Oscar33
Bernard22
Fred21
PaulinhoN/A5
RamiresN/A5
WillianN/A5
b/r

First half analysis

Cesar: Continually exposed.

Maicon: Awful.

Luiz: Atrocious.

Dante: Embarrassingly poor.

Marcelo: Walked past.

Fernandinho: Zero work-rate.

Gustavo: Shambolic.

Hulk: Woeful.

Oscar: Worked hard, but zero creativity.

Bernard: Good early few minutes, anonymous since.

Fred: Mainly been situated outside his own penalty box.

Second half analysis

Cesar: Still didn't save anything.

Maicon: Terrible display.

Luiz: The investigation must start here. A truly inept, selfish and suicidal performance.

Dante: Dreadful.

Marcelo: Must be his worst performance ever.

Gustavo: Very lethargic.

Paulinho: Made no impression.

Ramires: As with Paulinho.

Oscar: Scored a pointless consolation.

Bernard: Couldn't impact the game.

Fred: Booed and substituted.

Willian: Managed little.

 

Germany

Germany Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Manuel Neuer79
Philipp Lahm88
Mats Hummels7N/A
Jerome Boateng77
Benedikt Howedes77
Bastian Schweinsteiger89
Sami Khedira910
Thomas Muller910
Mesut Ozil78
Toni Kroos910
Miroslav Klose88
Per MertesackerN/A7
Andre SchurrleN/A8
Julian DraxlerN/A6
b/r

First half analysis

Neuer: Very little to do.

Lahm: Overloading well down the right. Great tackle at 0-0.

Hummels: Strong, but unchallenged.

Boateng: Calm on the ball.

Howedes: Good cover inside.

Schweinsteiger: Excellent after transitions.

Khedira: Superb first half. Movement, touch, passing, driving runs.

Muller: Scored all-important first goal but his run and touch for second was better.

Ozil: The least involved of the attackers but using space and one-touch passing well.

Kroos: Wonderful finish, excellent movement.

Klose: The new record scorer at World Cup finals. Linking well, giving centre-backs a rough time.

Second half analysis

Neuer: Some terrific saves early in the half.

Lahm: Stood up well defensively.

Mertesacker: Didn't have too much to do beyond hold his position.

Boateng: Couldn't defend against Brazil's late consolation.

Howedes: Good defensively, supported from deep.

Schweinsteiger: Accomplished, controlled, impeccable.

Khedira: A superb display all-round.

Muller: Unstoppable with his intent to find space and team-mates.

Ozil: Missed a good chance late on, involved in build-up play.

Kroos: Largely excellent.

Klose: Subbed around 70 minutes, no further chances.

Schurrle: Enabled his side to remain a threat on the counter.

Draxler: Not too long to make an impression.

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