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Pep says it can't be seen as a two horse race yet...

As both Real Madrid and Barcelona prepare for their fourth game of the 2009/10 Primera Division campaign, Barca coach Pep Guardiola has said that the two giants of Spanish football cannot be called the only contenders for the title at such an early stage.

Outside of Real and Barca, only Athletic Bilbao have maintained a 100 per cent record while would-be challengers Valencia, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid have all dropped points.

"It's too early to say the league will be a duel between us and Real Madrid. We have started well in the league and the Champions League but it's too early. The good sign is we have room for improvement," Guardiola told AS.

The Blaugrana coach believes that one of the biggest obstacles his players face is the amount of games as the fixture schedule is already a busy one.

"The calendar will be one of our main enemies. We know already, no Wednesdays are free, but last year was the same and ten and fifteen years ago too, Barca has always had this," he added.

Paul Madden,