MADRID (AFP) - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said the pressure was now on Real Madrid after his side beat Recreativo Huelva 2-0 at Camp Nou on Saturday to open up a nine-point gap at the Spanish League summit. Barcelona followed up their 4-0 Champions League mauling of Bayern Munich with a hard-fought victory with Spanish international Andres Iniesta scoring the opener after just 46 seconds and an own goal from Nasief Morris clinching the three points. Now its Reals turn to win, said Guardiola. We have played our part and got the job done. It was hard for us but things are not always easy in football. There are eight games left and we are closer (to the title). Champions Real host Valladolid, who beat them 1-0 earlier in the season, on Sunday as they try to close back to within six points of Barcelona whose next game is the second leg of their European quarter-final against Bayern on Tuesday. But Guardiola warned his side not to get complacent saying Bayern had the firepower to hurt his team. Bayern are capable of scoring four goals, said Guardiola. (Franck) Ribery, (Luca) Toni, (Bastian) Schweinsteiger and company are dangerous players. I didnt have to see them score four goals today (Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0) to know that. Spains other Champions League hopefuls Villarreal fell to their third league defeat in four games with a 2-0 home loss against Malaga on Saturday. The result damages confidence for Wednesdays Champions League trip to Arsenal, with the first leg a 1-1 draw, and in the league where Valencia, two points behind, can leapfrog them into fourth with victory over Sporting Gijon on Sunday. Worryingly for Villarreal, Spanish international Marcos Senna, club captain and the main playmaker, was taken off with a knock in the closing stages. Incredibly Malaga, who won promotion last season, are also in the Champions League shake-up with their win moving them two points behind Villarreal. For Barcelona keeping players fresh seems the main concern for coach Guardiola who rested Carles Puyol, Xavi and Samuel Etoo against Recreativo to give them a breather in the season run-in. Uruguayan Martin Caceres started in defence against his old club while Bojan Krkic replaced Etoo in attack. After watching Barcelona smash four goals past Bayern in the first half in midweek, Huelva, third from bottom, would have wanted to keep things tight but it didnt work out that way. Thierry Henry used his pace to get in behind the defence and his cut back was slotted in by Iniesta with just 46 seconds gone. Victor Valdes was then called upon to make a great save to foil Sebastian Nayar in the sixth minute. Barcelona were controlling proceedings and Lionel Messi thought he had doubled the lead minutes before the interval only for Morris to block his goalbound shot. An own goal provided Barcelona with the second goal they craved as the sliding Morris diverted Iniestas cross into his own net. Lionel Messi missed a penalty late on but it proved irrelevant.