Germany v Brazil - story of the match

Posted March 29, 2018

"I know [how] we can play and what mentality we have in the team".

The result ended Germany's unbeaten run of 22 matches dating back to their semi-final defeat by hosts France at Euro 2016.

Toni Kroos has said that Germany must use their 1-0 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday as something of a wake up call and that Joachim Low's side are "not as good as some of us might think".

Brazil's injured star striker (and their suspended defensive lynchpin) may have missed the humiliation, but these players were front and centre.

With the 2018 competition now just weeks away, the Germans are once again considered one of the favourites but Real Madrid midfielder Kroos believes that they can not let the hype get to them after their latest setback.

Spain underlined its status as chief contender at this year's World Cup in Russian Federation as it extended its unbeaten run under Julen Lopetegui to 18 matches in sensational fashion in Madrid.

With Thomas Mueller and Mesut Ozil rested, Boateng and Toni Kroos were the only members of the Germany team which routed Brazil almost four years ago. Football's mightiest nation Brazil, on home soil, were 5-0 down after just 29 minutes of their semi-final against European heavyweights Germany.

With Brazil star Neymar still sidelined by a foot injury, head coach Tite made just one change - Fernandinho for Douglas Costa - from the side which beat Russian Federation 3-0 in Moscow on Friday.

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Students of history, however, may cringe at the overt shows of confidence less than three months before Brazil take on Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. Historically, Brazil tend to do better at the World Cup when they go there as underdogs.

Berlin-born Boateng captained Germany after Sami Khedira failed to recover from a back injury.

Boateng was replaced Niklas Sule with 68 minutes played.

Gabriel Jesus' goal. A brilliant whipped ball from the right picked out the Manchester City striker in the middle of the area and, although his header was straight at Kevin Trapp, there was enough power on it that the German goalkeeper was helpless to prevent it going into the net to give Brazil a deserved lead.

The Manchester City forward met Willian's cross, and Trapp could only parry his header which looped over the line.

Trapp did well to deny Paulinho after the break, after Antonio Rudiger had superbly blocked Willian's low drive, with Germany struggling to get into the game.

Philippe Coutinho fired over on 56 minutes as the Selecao kept the pressure on.

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