Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was warned against complacency after his side extended their lead at the top of La Liga.
Barca took advantage of rivals Real Madrid, Villarreal and Valencia all dropping points this weekend by defeating Recreativo Huelva 2-0 to open up a three-point gap between themselves and the chasing pack.
That was a ninth successive league win for the Guardiola’s side, but the coach, who was appointed in the summer, knows there is still a long way to go.
“They are three points which help give us strength, but no league is won in November. What it means is that we are top for another week, and if we are not attentive to our rivals they could close up on us again,” he said.
“Now we need to rest, prepare for the game against Getafe and continue fighting.”
Barca had to wait until the 51st minute to make the breakthrough against Recreativo, but Lionel Messi, and substitute Seydou Keita then sealed a hard-earned triumph.
“It was a very important victory in a very even game, as expected, because Recreativo – since the arrival of Lucas Alcaraz – are a team who concede few goals and are very organised, as they showed on this occasion,” added Guardiola.
Barca are now three points clear of second-placed Villarreal, who were held 2-2 by Malaga, and five points above of Valencia and Madrid, who each lost on Saturday night against Sporting Gijon and Real Valladolid, respectively.