It was unexpected in its arrival, horrific in its unraveling.
On Tuesday at Estadio Mineirao, Germany inflicted a record defeat upon host nation Brazil, winning 7-1 at the semi-final stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
First, it was Thomas Mueller scoring from a corner kick; then the floodgates opened.
By the time the Blitzkrieg of Belo Horizonte was complete, five German players had found the back of the net, and Miroslav Klose had set a new record for World Cup goals.
Individually and collectively, there were many winners and losers from the match. Following are just a few.