Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema worked in the gym at Real Madrid training on Tuesday with an eye on keeping them fresh for the Clásico on Saturday afternoon.
Real Madrid returned to training to start preparations for the big game against Barcelona having just claimed their second consecutive Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.
Clásico training and tactics begin
The ball-work included Juvenil A goalkeeper Mohamed Airam Ramos and after an intense warm-up, the quad split into two to work on possession games with pressure being one aspect they also worked on. The session continued with some smaller-sided games with players working in tight spaces to protect the ball and breaking quickly to avoid opponent pressure, according to the report..
Ronaldo and Benzema did not appear outside and they worked inside the facilities with Luca Fernandez, the third-choice goalkeeper working alone on the fielf to continue his recovery.
The team returns to training on Wednesday at 11:00 at Real Madrid's training ground, once again, behind closed doors.