Guardiola’s Barca on chase of Mourinho’s Madrid

Pep Guardiola has taken Barcelona to the heights of world

football, but his team has never been in a tougher situation than

now- trailing Spanish league leader Real Madrid by six points and

facing a loaded fixture list that will complicate the chase of its

inform rival.

Guardiola has had an unprecedented run since he took over as

Barcelona’s first-team coach in the summer of 2008 with a club

record 12 trophies, including two Champions League crowns and three

straight Spanish league titles.

Yet a surprise 1-0 loss at Getafe on Saturday broke Barcelona’s

27-game unbeaten streak and left it trailing its fierce rival,

which is playing its best football in years.

Guardiola, however, says ”I don’t think the league has slipped

away.”