Originally written on Top-soCCer  |  Last updated 1/31/13
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This week, after a turbulent La Liga season that has seen his Real Madrid side lose on four separate occasions, Jose Mourinho threw in the towel on Madrid’s title chances. While Mourinho’s men have been dropping points on a regular basis on the road, bitter rivals Barcelona have cruised to open up a 15 point gap between the teams, tasting league defeat for the one and only time this season at Real Sociedad last week.Mourinho stated that ‘the La Liga title is impossible now. There is too big a gap’. While large leads at the top have been closed down before in European football, such as the famous 12 point lead that Newcastle United held over Manchester United in the 1995/96 Premier League season, Barcelona have only dropped 5 points in their first 20 games this season. Whilst the fans and club president Florentino Perez would have been disappointed by Mourinho’s admissions, it does seem out of the question for a dominant Barcelona to drop 15 points in their next 18 La Liga games.Desp...
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