Jose Mourinho must make history if Real Madrid are to win the La Liga this season. Real are in the doldrums after a dismal start to the season. The Madrid giants are now eight points behind leaders Barcelona and languishing in the bottom half of the table.

Real have never hauled in an eight point lead to win the title. Their best effort was in 2002/03, when they came back from seven points down to lift the championship.

The best ever come back was by Barcelona in 1998/99 season when they hauled in a nine point deficit to win the title.