Ramos: Real can catch surging Barca

MADRID - New Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos believes Primera Liga leaders Barcelona will struggle to maintain the form that has put them eight points clear, adding that he did not join Real to finish second.

"Mathematically it's possible for us to win the league but it's tricky," Ramos, whose side are 12 points off the pace in sixth, said on Cadena Ser radio. "But if any team is capable of doing it, it's Real Madrid."