Puyol cautious over Barca lead


The Blaugrana sent a strong message out to their title rivals on Sunday with a 4-1 rout of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid; Los Colchoneros took the lead in the ninth minute through Radamel Falcao, but the Catalan giants replied with goals from Adriano, Lionel Messi [2] and Sergio Busquets. This result, coupled with Real Madrid’s failure to beat lowly Espanyol the same day, meant that Barcelona extended their lead over last season’s La Liga champions to a massive 13 points, resulting in Los Blancos manager Jose Mourinho to write his side out of the title race. However, Puyol reminded his team-mates that despite their commanding lead at the top, the title race was far from over, and claimed that no one should write off Real’s title chances just yet. “We have to remember, we’ve won nothing yet,” Puyol was quoted as saying by the official Barcelona website. “It’s an important lead but we can’t be too overconfident, if we relax, the results will start to go against us.