German fans wooed by Cristiano Ronaldo wax figure before Euro 12 match

Brooks Peck

Perhaps in association with the Portuguese national team's propaganda team, The Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin put a wax statue of Ronaldo in front of the Brandenburg Gate. Portugal and Germany will start their Euro 12 group of death campaign by facing each other on Saturday and judging by this picture, the Ronaldo statue is already succeeding in converting German fans into supporting (or at least hugging) the other side.

Sadly, the Philipp Lahm wax figure in Portugal isn't having the same effect. Mostly because only children are small enough to catch it in their line of vision.