Of the top eight sides going into the 21st round of fixtures, only Real managed to pick up a win and their 3-1 triumph over Villarreal saw them move nine points clear of second-placed Barcelona, who could only draw at Athletic Bilbao.
When asked if it would be a catastrophe for them not to win the league, Schuster played down that suggestion but said: "This is not the moment to comment on that (winning the title). I don´t know what is going to happen at the end of the season. We cannot relax, but we are our only rival," Schuster said.
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