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The Portuguese coach has stressed that the Primera Division title race isn't over yet and was full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's cup clash with Malaga

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insists that it is too soon to write off Barcelona in the Liga title race, as he feels plenty of things can still happen in the remainder of the season.

The Catalans had to settle for a 1-1 draw against city rivals Espanyol last weekend and now trail Madrid by five points, after Los Blancos defeated Granada 5-1.

Nevertheless, Mourinho has stressed the title race isn't over just yet, with the two sides due to meet once again at Camp Nou before the end of the current campaign.

"No, we've lost five points in three days earlier this season. You can easily lose five points in only a few games," Mourinho said during a press conference.

The 48-year-old then touched on recent claims that star player Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu after not celebrating a goal against Granada and insisted that there is no truth in these reports.

"I think he is doing very well. I think it's much more important that he celebrates the important goal. He didn't celebrate against Granada because his goal was our fifth.

"If a player is being criticised for not celebrating a goal, I should be criticised as well. I didn't celebrate a single goal."