It proved to be a record-breaking night in Belo Horizonte as the host nation were humiliated by Joachim Low's men
- The biggest-ever winning margin in a World Cup semi-final. The previous best were Argentina's 6-1 victory over the USA, Uruguay's 6-1 triumph versus Yugoslavia in 1930 and West Germany's 6-1 win against Austria in 1954.
- Brazil equalled their biggest-ever margin of defeat. Their previous heaviest loss was 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.
- Brazil conceded 11 goals at World Cup 2014, equalling the number they shipped in 1938.
- Brazil's first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 when they lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America semi-finals.
- The first time Brazil had ever conceded seven in a World Cup match. They have 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 finals. His goal was his 16th, one more than former Brazil striker Ronaldo.
- Klose also became the first man ever to play in four World Cup semi-finals.
- Klose has been on the winning side 16 times at the World Cup, equalling the record set by former Brazil full-back Cafu.
- Thomas Muller's goal was Germany's 2000th in all matches played. Fritz Becker got their first in 1908.