Thirteen points clear but Guardiola fears City title collapse

“But in one week we lost three games. That happened.”

Real Madrid’s collapse in 2004 is one of the most remarkable in Spanish football history. 

A side containing Ronaldo, Raul, Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and David Beckham looked on course for a treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey going into March.

But after being beaten in the Copa del Rey final by Real Zaragoza, they lost seven of their final 10 league matches, and were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter-finals by Monaco on the away goals rule.

“It’s in our hands. We don’t depend on anyone else, and that’s a good advantage,” said Guardiola.

“So we have six games. We have to win two or win one and draw two games.”

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