I think they really did ease off at midtime. But then the game was so easy they couldn't just kick the balls off from the goal they had to play. They could have scored 10 or maybe 12. That would be more humiliating. Here in Brazil we have a new name for this new huge tragedy, like the 1950 Maracanazo, now it's the 2014 Mineiratzen, because it was played in a stadium nicknamed 'Mineirão'.