JOE takes a look at seven of the most humiliating defeats in sport 9 years ago

JOE takes a look at seven of the most humiliating defeats in sport

Sacked in the morning, you're getting sacked in the morning...

JOE is still in shock from Germany's 7-1 demolition of Brazil. Think about it, it was a World Cup semi-final and this is Brazil, in Brazil. We still can't wrap our heads around it, so we decided to put our mind to a much better use. To celebrate Brazil's, erm, achievement, here are seven of the most dramatic humiliations in sport.


Kilkenny 3-30 Waterford 1-13 - All Ireland Hurling Final 2008

A game that will live long in the memory of Kilkenny fans, while the Deise faithful will probably need either 1) a lobotomy, 2) loads of pints or 3) one of those Men in Black memory remover gadgets to get over this one.

The 121st All-Ireland Hurling Final was probably one of the most one-sided affairs in it's history as Brian Cody's men ran riot. The numbers don't lie. A 23-point winning margin, 3-24 from play, only two wides in the entire match and eight different scorers in all with Eddie Brennan (2-04) and Henry Shefflin (0-08) leading the way.

Davy Fitzgerald has never looked so forlorn, Waterford were 2-16 to 0-05 down at half-time and only managed their first point from play in the 46th minute. Kilkenny's win saw them do three-in-a-row for the first time since 1913.


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AC Milan 4-0 Barcelona - Champions League Final 1994


The Rossoneri's preparation for the 1994 Champions League Final couldn't have been any worse. Star striker Marco Van Basten was ruled out with a long-term knee injury while their legendary defensive partnership of Baresi and Costacurta were both suspended. To make matters worse, the 'foreigner' rule meant that coach Fabio Capello had to leave out the likes of Laudrup and Papin.

Meanwhile, Barcelona had just wrapped up La Liga and were looking for their second Champions League in three years. What unfolded in Athens was probably the most one-sided final of all time.

Daniele Massaro scored twice in the first half while Dejan Savicevic announced himself to the world with a stunning chip over Zubizarreta. Marcel Desailly completed the route as Milan won their fifth European Cup. Barcelona's Dream Team had a nightmare.



Munster 30-6  Leinster -  Heineken Cup semi-final 2006

The first meeting of the two great rivals at the knock-out stage of the Heieneken Cup didn't go to script. Munster, the nearly-men of the the competition at that stage, had just squeaked past Perpignan in the quarter-final with all the points coming from Ronan O’Gara, while Leinster were fancied to win the competition outright after scoring 41 points away to Toulouse.

Leinster just never got going though, with Felipe Contepomi struggling from the outset from the Munster onslaught. Lansdowne Road was a sea of red and the Munster players responded with a brilliant performance and a massive winning margin of 30-6.

This try from O’Gara was sandwiched in between five pointers from Denis Leamy and Trevor Halstead and set Munster up for a deserved win in Cardiff over Biarritz in the final.


Leinster didn't have to wait too long to get their revenge though. They spanked Munster 25-6 in the 2009 semi thanks to sublime performances from O'Driscoll, Elsom and a young raw talent by the name of Jonny Sexton.

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Kerry 4-15 Mayo 3-5 - All Ireland Final 2006

The 119th All Ireland Final was the fifth that the Westerners had lost since they last lifted Sam in 1951. The Kingdom's 13-point winning margin was the largest in a final for 28 years as the Connacht champions had a day to forget.

That season, Kerry reached the final through the back door having lost the Munster final to Cork but that didn't matter as they destroyed Mickey Moran's men at Croke Park. Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy and Declan O'Sullivan all scored 1-2 each while Kevin O'Neill was one of the few Mayo players to come away from the game with some sort of pride as he netted twice.

82,289 saw Kerry reclaim Sam while Mayo's wait goes on...and on...and on.

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Bayern Munich 7-0 Barcelona (agg) - Champions league Semi-Final 2013

It wasn't just the size of Bayern Munich's winning margin that shocked the world but rather the nature of the defeat. This was a Barcelona team who, in JOE's opinion, had established themselves as the greatest club side of all time.

In Pep Guardiola's first season, their mesmeric and scintillating brand of tiki-taka saw them win every trophy available. The Catalans created the blueprint that Spain adopted on thir way to global domination and the world fell in love with the intricate passing of Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets et al. Plus they had some lad named Messi.

It all started to unravel after Guardiola left though as the impeccable standards at the Nou Camp began to slip. It should also be noted that the club had a certain negligence towards transfers and where to strengthen. The Bavarians won 4-0 at home thanks to goals from Mario Gomez , Arjen Robben and a Thomas Muller brace.

The game was already over before the second leg but everybody expected a wounded Barca to come out fighting for their pride, the opposite happened. Bayern hammered them 3-0 on their way to winning the final at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund.

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Rafael Nadal v Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 - French Open Final 2008

The Swiss maestro came into the French Open as the number one seed but he left Paris with his tail firmly between his legs as Nadal cemented his title as the King of Clay.

This was the third time in a row that the duo met in the final at Roland Garros but it marked Federer's most comprehensive defeat. The Swiss star opted to serve but the Spaniard immediately broke him and opened up a 2–0 lead. Nadal never looked back and closed the first set in just under 32 minutes.

At 3-3 apiece in the second set, Nadal broke the then 11-times major winner and closed out to win 6-3. The Spaniard was in imperious form but he saved his best until the third and final set.

JOE has rarely seen Federer lose a set 6-0 but it happened here. In fact, it was the first time Federer suffered a 'bagel' since a 1999 first round defeat to Pat Rafter at the same venue. These magnificent players have had some epic matches over the years but this was one that Federer would want to forget.

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Mike Tyson v Buster Douglas 

Going into the Tokyo fight, Mike Tyson was the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

He held the WBA and IBF titles while Buster Douglas was a 42-1 outsider who most people thought was only there to act as a human punching bag.

This match was being billed as a mere warm up for Iron Mike before he could meet the undefeated number one contender Evander Holyfield. Douglas was to be a fly that Tyson could just swat away. 

No one told Douglas though as he gave as good as he got from Tyson. Both men exchanged heavy punches until Douglas sent Iron Mike to the canvas for the first time in his processional career. Tyson couldn't get up for the count and was left fumbling around the canvas looking for his mouth guard.

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