While Guardiola is discovering just how competitive the English Premier League is in his first season at City, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp will start the second half of the season only six points behind Chelsea.
Karpos Sokoli have finished the year in the best possible way as they downed Mornar at home court with 75:63 of ABA League Regular Season, Round 16.
Crvena Zvezda inflicted CSKA with only its third defeat in this year's Euroleague, beating the reigning European champions 78:67 in Belgrade late on Thursday.
Carlos Tevez has become the world's highest paid player after joining Shanghai Shenhua in a £77million deal from Boca Juniors.
Mornar and Cibona basketball clubs completed the 15th round of the ABA league.
Spaniard Pedro scored twice as Chelsea tightened their grip on top spot by sweeping past Bournemouth 3-0 on Monday, a club record 12th successive Premier League win taking them seven points clear.
James Rodriguez will not be leaving Real Madrid in the January transfer window, his agent has confirmed.
Macedonian champions MZT Skopje Aerodrom lost to Serbia's Partizan 91:76 in the 15. round of the regional basketball ABA league on Saturday.