Real Madrid carried out their third training session of the week as Zinedine Zidane prepares his side ahead of the trip to Vigo for Sunday night's game against Celta at Balaídos (kick-off 20:45 CET). The good news for the French coach today was the sight of Gareth Bale back on the training pitch at the Valdebebas complex as the Welsh international joined Dani Carvajal in resistance running exercises whilst Luka Modric and Marcelo trained with the rest of the squad.
Bale is back
Bale underwent an ankle operation in London at the end of November and a three month absence from activity was the initial time-frame offered by club medics. It's now anticipated that the Cardiff born player will be able to play some role in Madrid's home leg against Napoli in the Champions League on February 15.
Zidane used Real Madrid Castilla players Enzo, Achraf and Luca to compliment today's training session which included ball-work, sprinting and shooting exercises.