— The biggest-ever winning margin in a World Cup semifinal. The previous best were Argentina's 6-1 victory over the USA and Uruguay's 6-1 triumph versus Yugoslavia in 1930 and West Germany's 6-1 win against Austria in 1954.
— Brazil equaled its biggest-ever margin of defeat. Its heaviest loss had been 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.
— Brazil conceded 11 goals at World Cup 2014, equaling the number it allowed in 1938.
— Brazil's first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975, when it lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America semifinals.
— The first time Brazil had ever conceded seven goals in a World Cup match. It has only conceded more once in any fixture, an 8-4 loss to Yugoslavia in a friendly in 1934.
— Miroslav Klose became the leading scorer in World Cup history. His goal was his 16th, one more than former Brazil striker Ronaldo.
— Klose also became the first man to play in four World Cup semifinals.
— Klose has been on the winning side 16 times at the World Cup, equaling the record set by former Brazil fullback Cafu.
— Thomas Muller's goal was Germany's 2,000th in all matches played. Fritz Becker got its first in 1908.