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El Clasico: The countdown begins
Guardiola takes the limelight as Mourinho avoids the media ahead of Spain's mouthwatering 'El Clasico' showdown.
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2011 11:55

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola says Real Madrid are stronger than last season ahead of this season's first "el clasico" encounter in Spain's Primera Division.

While Guardiola gave his views, Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has opted to refuse to speak to the media.

Al Jazeera's Matt Rumsey reports from Madrid.

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