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Speaking with on Monday, Okocha opined: “Yes, I think he will be the one to do it. Messi and Ronaldo have dominated world football for a decade and, given the nature of football, at a certain point the baton will have to pass to someone else. I think Neymar has a great chance of filling that role.

European sides had won each of their last seven fixtures in this end-of-year competition without conceding prior to this match, and the omens looked good for the Spanish outfit when Karim Benzema – a member of that successful 2014 side – tapped home when Luka Modric’s volley was parried into his path

He won the Champions League with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal – and it is widely anticipated that he will edge out Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to claim the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time

Bruno Cesar had sent an impressive Sporting side one goal ahead early in the second period of the Group F clash, but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled with an 89th-minute free kick, before Morata won it with virtually the last touch of the match.