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While Mueller made his runs and Khedira broke forward, Toni Kroos allowed everything to revolve around him and simply knitted it all together in fabulous, composed style. At times he would be the one to move beyond the defence while other occasions he simply stood stock-still and found space by letting Brazil's defenders run away from him; either way, time on the ball was his far too often and the ensuing carnage was predictable.
Two very well-taken goals were just reward from an excellent performance and, had Germany opted to continue taking the game to the host nation, he likely could have completed a hat-trick or claimed the same number of assists.
As per John Drayton of Daily Mail, Germany defender Mats Hummels says the side opted not to do just that:
We just made it clear that we had to stay focused and not try to humiliate them. We said we had to stay serious and concentrate at half-time. That’s something you don’t have to show on the pitch if you are playing. You have to show the opponent respect and it was very important that we did this and didn’t try to show some magic or something like this. It was important we played our game for 90 minutes.