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BRAZIL BEAT: German players, coach flexing their muscles too before match vs Portugal, Ronaldo

Germany's top-selling newspaper had a message for Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo: "Today, WE have the winners' muscles!"

The Bild daily's front page Monday featured an illustration showing Germany captain Philipp Lahm, midfielder Thomas Mueller and coach Joachim Loew striking Ronaldo's shirtless pose from Real Madrid's Champions League victory over city rival Atletico Madrid last month.

The Berlin tabloid B.Z. couldn't resist a shirtless moment either. Under the headline "Today Ronaldo will look old!" its front page featured an illustration of an older, gray-haired Ronaldo with a sagging belly.

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