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FC Barcelona News: 3rd April 2011; Barca win over Villarreal, Real lose, Guardiola might be staying

Pique says the league is not yet over.
Pique says the league is not yet over.

Barcelona win 1-0 against Villarreal | Barca Blaugranes

Barcelona have one hand on the title after securing a 1-0 win over Villarreal at El Madrigal despite fielding a weakened side. Pique’s goal was enough to seal it, and after Mourinho had his 9 year record broken, he admitted that the title race is all but over.

Barca B win as well | Villarreal USA

Goals from Jonathan Soriano, Illie and Saul gave the B team all three points in a 3-2 win over Villarreal B, despite missing a host of key players because of promotions to the first team.

Pique: We have not yet secured the league title | Goal

"We have taken a very important step. Eight points are a lot but we have still not yet secured the title. Whoever we play against we maintain the same level. We should be proud of this game. We are all very good and we do not notice any dip (with several players missing)."

Guardiola cools exit fears | SkySports

In an interview with Italian television channel Rai Sport earlier this week, Guardiola was quoted as saying his time at Camp Nou was coming to an end. "I was not betrayed in the interview but I want to make clear that I am not thinking about leaving the club immediately. Maybe I am naïve when it comes to dealing with the press and I will learn in the future."

Casillas wants Real to focus on Europe | ESPNSTAR

"The league is very, very difficult now for us, if not impossible," Casillas said, according to ADN. We must be realistic and focus our minds on the Champions League. That game is the most important thing for us now." The Real captain's comments suggest Real could now view Europe's premier club competition as their best shot for silverware this season.

Real Madrid lose to Sporting Gijon | ESPN

Jose Mourinho lost his first home league match in more than nine years as Real Madrid's title hopes suffered a huge blow with a shock defeat against Sporting Gijon at the Bernabeu. Miguel de las Cuevas, the former Atletico Madrid player, netted the only goal of the game in the 79th minute to end not only Mourinho's remarkable personal run but also Madrid's 100% record at home this season.

Holloway tried to sign Canales in January | The Sun

About his bid for Canales, 20, Ollie said: "I got an email from Jose, which said: 'Sorry mate - nice try'. He was very complimentary about how well we've done in the Premier League."

Soldado scores 4 in Valencia win | Eurosport

Valencia climbed above Villarreal into third spot at least for a few hours after Roberto Soldado struck four times against his former club Getafe in a 4-2 success.

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