German press swoon as Brazil are routed
Germany's national media were left swooning on Tuesday after their football team's stunning 7-1 hammering of hosts Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.
"This victory is for eternity!" beamed top-selling daily Bild with Miroslav Klose referred to as a "football god" after scoring his 16th World Cup goal to become the tournament's all-time sole top scorer.
Brazil suffered their worst international defeat while the Germans' goal-haul led to the highest scoring semi-final in World Cup history.
"Argentina? Holland? It doesn't matter! Germany are the favourites," enthused Die Welt.
Those two nations will now meet in Wednesday's other semi-final for a place against the Germans in Sunday's final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
"The miracle of Belo Horizonte is already legendary," the Berlin-based broadsheet added after Andre Schuerrle and Toni Kroos both netted twice in the rout as Germany raced into a 5-0 lead after just 30 minutes.
Germany will contest their first final since 2002 with Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung declaring "In a rush to get to Rio!" after Thomas Mueller put the Germans ahead after just 11 minutes.