The final score matched Brazil's worst ever loss (6–0 to Uruguay in 1920) and ended a run of 62 competitive home matches unbeaten for Brazil.
By the 60th minute, though, the Germans came close to scoring again, with Júlio César denying Müller twice.
Another German goal indeed came in the 69th minute – Lahm's low cross found substitute André Schürrle, who side-footed the ball into the net from close range.
Brazil was hosting the FIFA World Cup for the second time (after 1950), and had won the tournament on five previous occasions.
Germany was a three-time winner but had not won the tournament in 24 years.
Close to the end, Özil received a through ball but just missed the chance to make it eight.
Seconds later, Oscar received a long ball and scored in the 90th minute to make it 7–1.
In the following minutes Brazil tried to respond but their attacks came to nothing; although Philipp Lahm needed to deliver a brilliant tackle to keep Marcelo from setting up a chance in the penalty box.
Instead, in the 23rd minute, Germany scored again after Kroos and Müller combined to set up Miroslav Klose, who scored on the rebound after his initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Júlio César.
In the 11th minute, the Germans scored from their first corner of the game.