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Cristiano Ronaldo can do more than move Coca-Cola bottles, warns Germany boss Low ahead of Portugal Euro 2020 clash

CRISTIANO RONALDO can do plenty more than move Coca-Cola bottles, warned Germany boss Joachim Low.

The Portuguese superstar, 36, created a worldwide storm this week by moving two Cokes away from the cameras in his press conference – instead telling people to ‘drink water’.

Cristiano Ronaldo moved the Coca-Cola bottles during his press conference which led to a crazy reaction from many
Joachim Low knows all about the threat he and the rest of Portugal’s attack possesses

His stunt wiped a staggering £2.84bn off tournament sponsor Coca-Cola’s market value and led to similar antics from Manuel Locatelli among others at Euro 2020.

But Low knows rearranging fizzy drinks – which Uefa want to stop – is the least of his concerns ahead of facing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

His German side host Portugal in Munich at 5pm today, four days after defeat to France.

A loss to the reigning champions and France avoiding defeat against Hungary would ensure Low’s 2014 World Cup winners cannot finish in the top two of Group F.

The German national team boss said: “Cristiano can do more than put away Coca-Cola bottles, he has more qualities.”

Ronaldo scored two of Portugal’s quickfire treble late on to beat Hungary last time out.

That double moved him on to 106 senior international goals, just three short of the all-time record held by Iran’s Ali Daei.

Low – who leaves his post as Germany boss after the tournament – added: “It’s not a one-man show, that’s clear.


“Portugal have been at the top since four to five years. With winning the Euro title in 2016 they grew together, they’re a great team.

“Is it a one-man show? It was before… Cristiano Ronaldo the superstar of the Portuguese team.

“He was ‘the man’ but this has changed.

“They have more players of top quality: Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Diogo Jota and many more and they are involved in attack as much as Cristiano is.”

Germany boast an impressive record against Portugal and will be desperate to continue it at the Allianz Arena.

Die Mannschaft have not lost to them since Euro 2000 when Sergio Conceicao scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win.

And the Germans have won their last four meetings – each at major tournaments in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014.

Ronaldo will be looking to add to his 106 international goals when he goes back up against Germany

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