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We will always remember what happened between the 23rd and 29th minutes of the 2014 Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal, when the team that hadn't lost at home in 39 years suffered a total collapse. There will be books written about those six minutes. Germany scored four goals, one on top of the other. Instead of four separate incidents, it felt like one cohesive sequence, and when the six minutes were over, so was the game.
It'd be far too speculative to say why it happened. But we can at least try to explain how it happened.
When you analyze each of the goals, you find that Brazil made a succession of simple errors during these six minutes. Germany was brilliant, but Brazil looked dazed — guys were caught ball watching, getting stuck out of position, and, worst of all, not even running back to defend when the game was out of hand.
Germany scored its first goal the 11th minute to make it 1-0. The next four goals all came between the 23rd and 29th minutes.
Here's what happened on each of those four goals: