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Football: Mourinho's home run ends as Sporting stun Real Madrid

Football: Mourinho's home run ends as Sporting stun Real Madrid

MADRID: Barcelona are on course for a third successive league title after a 1-0 win at Villarreal on Saturday moved the double champions eight points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid in the title race with just eight games left. Spanish World Cup winner Gerard Pique scored a 67th minute winner as Barcelona capitalised on Real's surprise 1-0 home loss to unfashionable Sporting Gijon on Saturday, which ended coach Jose Mourinho's infamous 150 game league home record. Barcelona needed a heroic late save from goalkeeper Victor Valdes to clinch all three points and take a huge step towards the 2010/11 league title. "It is an important step towards the title," said Pique. "We just have to keep on going now. Real Madrid will never give up but we have everything in our hands." Madrid host Barcelona on the weekend April 16/17 at the Santiago Bernabeu, but Mourinho openly admitted...

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