Germany crushed shambolic World Cup hosts Brazil with a record 7-1 defeat on Tuesday to book their place in the tournament final in a match that shook football's superpower to the core.
Brazil were booed by their fans and gathered shell-shocked on the Mineirao pitch with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the worst defeat in their 100 years of competitive football.
The team who have won five World Cups have never put on such a chaotic defensive performance as during an 18 minute first half period when Germany scored four goals, three of them in just 179 seconds.
Brazilian fans were left in tears -- many just left the stadium unable to put up with the pain.
Thomas Mueller scored in the 11th minute, Klose after 23 to take his World Cup total to a record 16, Toni Kroos in the 24th and 26th minutes, Sami Khedira after 29 and substitute Andre Schuerrle in the 69th and 79th minutes. Oscar scored Brazil's goal in the 90th minute.
"They were better than us. They prepared better. They played better," conceded Brazil captain David Luiz.
He added, "It's a very sad day but it's also a day from which to learn."
AFPFilling in as captain in the absence of suspended Thiago Silva, David Luiz was left in tears at the end of the game
But the hosts' passions played into their opponents hands and the Germans' early goal only highlighted the absence of Silva's organisation at the back.
Kroos floated in a corner and Mueller was left unmarked at the far post to tap home with 11 minutes gone.
The goal rattled the hosts and Germany ran riot with four goals in six incredible minutes.
Klose made history on 23 minutes as he slotted home Julio Cesar's parried save to become the sole World Cup top-scorer having equalled Brazil legend Ronaldo's record in the group stages.
Kroos then floored the hosts with two goals in two minutes after firstly latching onto Philipp Lahm's teasing pass across the box to fire past Cesar for Germany's third on 24 minutes.
Hundreds more Brazilian fans left after Kroos grabbed his second on 26 minutes and the only sound to be heard in the stadium was the small pocket of German fans singing "Oh, wie ist das Schoen!" - "Oh, isn't it beautiful!".
With the Brazilian defence in disarray, Khedira led a German counter-attack and selfishly passed off to Kroos for a simple tap-in on 26 minutes.
The Brazilians had barely caught their breath when Khedira made it five with just 29 minutes gone.
Mesut Ozil and Klose combined to lay the ball back and Khedira slammed his shot into the bottom left corner.
Coach Felipe Scolari made two changes at the break with Hulk and Fernandinho making way for Paulinho and Ramires, but it was too little, too late for Brazil.
Tottenham Hotspur's Paulinho was denied by two rapid-fire saves from Neuer straight after the break.
Germany coach Joachim Loew took off centre-back Mats Hummels and Klose to keep them for the final.
Klose's replacement Schuerrle then compounded the hosts misery with his two strikes, the second of which on 79 minutes from the right which gave Cesar no chance.
Oscar pulled a 90th-minute goal back for the Selecao as Germany's Manuel Neuer was finally beaten, but there was no denying the ruthless Germans.