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Germany 0-1 Brazil: Gabriel Jesus scores only goal to earn Tite's side win in first match between football giants since infamous '7-1' at 2014 World Cup

Gabriel Jesus headed Brazil in front in the 37th minute following a fine cross from Chelsea star Willian
Brazil and Germany both chased for the next goal in the second half but failed to find their shooting boots
Tite's side held on for victory to ensure Germany's 22-match unbeaten run came to an end in Berlin

Almost four years on and Brazil, at last, have begun to erase the haunting spectre of their most gruesome day.

Before the match, Tite spoke openly of the scars that remain from the 7-1 World-Cup semi-final defeat in Belo Horizonte.

He described the scoreline as a 'ghost' that needs exorcising. The memories linger in Brazil of the home World Cup that went so drastically wrong, of the tears on the field and in the stands, of the Brazil flags burning and the tear gas as supporters and police clashed in Recife and Sao Paolo.

Germany, it should be said, were not at full strength. Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, and Mesut Ozil were all absent and Mats Hummels started on the bench. Still, it was a German side that included Manchester City pair Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane, as well as Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, so this is not a result to be sniffed at.

Gundogan had the best of the German chances in the first half as he miscued from a pull-back but Sane, on his big World Cup audition, fell rather flat.

In the second half, Brazil's authority grew further. Coutinho sidestepped his marker and fired powerfully over and Jesus glanced another header wide. Germany threatened another sting in the tail but Alisson made a strong reflex save to deny Julian Draxler at the death.
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