Bale trains with the group and Zidane calls up Manu Hernando

Gareth Bale will not be ready for Sevilla but continues his comeback from injury, while Hernando has been drafted in from Castilla.

Bale trains with the group and Zidane calls up Manu Hernando

Gareth Bale trained with the main group of players on Friday ahead of Real Madrid's LaLiga clash with Sevilla at the Bernabéu.

Bale could be ready for Sevilla

The Wales international returned from a lengthy injury spell in the Copa del Rey draw against Fuenlabrada, but immediately suffered another setback.

Zinedine Zidane, however, confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the that against Sevilla on Saturday afternoon will come too soon for Bale.

Jesús Vallejo also returned to training, and it is likely that he will be thrust straight in to the backline at the Barnabéu.

Real Madrid wracked by frailty in defence

Zidane's main problems come in defence. Raphael Varane is injured, while Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Casemiro, and Álvaro Tejero are all suspended. 

With that in mind, Real Madrid Castilla defender Manu Hernando trained with the first team at Valdebebas and looks set to feature in the matchday squad. Zidane has already name the 19-year-old on the bench against Fuenlabrada. 


LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
3Atlético 30 8 6 0
4Real Madrid 28 8 4 2
5Sevilla 28 9 1 4
Full standing
Next matches
Real Madrid - Sevilla S-09/12 16:15
Leganés - Real Madrid D-17/12 17:00
Real Madrid - Barcelona S-23/12 13:00

*Update 8 de diciembre de 2017