By Chris Wright
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You could’ve been forgiven for thinking that yesterday’s Club World Cup final between Barcelona and Santos was some kind of two-man earthworm-charming contest the way ‘You Know Who A’ and ‘You Know Who B’ were mercilessly hyped before kick-off, but it proved that young Neymar spent a dismal afternoon in Lionel Messi’s shadow as Barca rolled over Brazil’s finest in Yokohama.
With Santos thoroughly outclassed from start to finish, Messi scored two ‘Messi’ goals to get the ball rolling with Xavi and Cesc Fabregas padding out the rout to see Barca crowned the de facto ‘best club side in world football’ or some such balderdash. Perhaps more impressive was them actually looking like they cared as the fireworks went off behind them.