Real Madrid players have ALREADY given up on this season's title race! Real are eight points behind leaders Barcelona and El Pais reporter Diego Torres says the players have already thrown in the towel.

He told Radio Catalunya: "The players are very pessimistic. They believe that the league is practically lost and that (Jose) Mourinho will not finish the season.

"They believe it is impossible to win the league playing under Mourinho because he is determined to play in a way that is no longer a surprise to Spanish teams."