Thursday 17th August, 2017
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El Clasico boost for Real Madrid as Bale returns

El Clasico boost for Real Madrid as Bale returns

Gareth Bale has returned to training with Real Madrid just three days be­fore Sunday’s crucial Clasico clash with Barcelona.

The Wales international suffered a calf inju­ry in the 2-1 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Bayern Munich at the Alli­anz Arena on April 12.

He missed the 3-2 LaLiga win over Sport­ing Gijon last Saturday and the return fixture against Bayern on Tuesday of this week, in which Madrid triumphed 4-2 to progress to the semi-finals.

Bale completed a session with the starting XI from that game early on Thursday, which included drills with the ball and the use of the indoor facilities, Madrid confirmed.

It remains unclear whether the 27-year-old will be risked for Barca’s visit to Santiago Ber­nabeu.

A win on Sunday will see Madrid move six points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand over the champions.

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