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The best World Cup memes following Germany's Brazilian demolition

Published 09/07/2014 | 12:43

Who would have thought Germany would beat Brazil 7-1 in their World Cup semi-final at Belo Horizonte?

The first-half was one of the most shocking 45 minutes of football ever witnessed, with Joachim Low's cerebral side comprehensively battering the hosts.

Toni Kroos scored twice, alongside strikes from Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose. With his goal, Klose became the highest goal scorer in World Cup history with his 16th effort.

Two more were added after the break before the hosts pulled one back at the death to make the score line marginally more respectable.

A Brazil fan (C) clutches a replica of the World Cup trophy as a Germany fan (R) celebrates after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A Brazil fan (C) clutches a replica of the World Cup trophy as a Germany fan (R) celebrates after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
A Brazil soccer fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany at the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Brazil fans sit dejected on the beach after the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Brazil's players pose before their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) TOPCUP
A Brazil fan reacts after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Brazil fans react while holding a mask of Neymar after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Brazil's David Luiz (L) and Thiago Silva react after they lost their during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray
Fans of Brazil react after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
A Brazil fan holds a Neymar mask after the team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
Brazil's Marcelo (R) is comforted by Germany's coach Joachim Loew after Brazil lost their during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray
Brazilian fans react to their team's loss at the end of their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Brazilian fans react to their team's loss at the end of their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Germany's Thomas Mueller (L) and Bastian Schweinsteiger console their fellow Bayern Munich teammate, Brazil's Dante, after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (R) consoles Oscar after losing their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Brazil's David Luiz cries after his team lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
A Brazil fan covers his face after the team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
A Brazil fan cries as she watches the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany at a fan area in Brasilia, July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Brazil's David Luiz (L) is consoled by teammate Thiago Silva after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
A Brazil fan reacts during the team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Brazil's Oscar (front) is consoled by Germany's Miroslav Klose (L) and Andre Schuerrle after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Brazil fans hold trophies upside down after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
A Brazil soccer fan walks in the rain after watching a broadcast of their team's loss against Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final match, in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
A Brazil soccer fan walks in the rain after watching a broadcast of their team's loss against Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final match, in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Brazil soccer fans walk in the rain after watching a broadcast of their team's loss against Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-final match, in Rio de Janeiro July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Social media went into overdrive and as well as some eye-catching memes, players past and present were tweeting their astonishment at the unlikely scoreline.

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