Gareth Bale handed Real Madrid a fitness boost by returning to training with the Liga giants on Thursday.
Wales international Bale has been hindered by calf problems this season and missed Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Villarreal due to a minor back injury.
That victory kept Zinedine Zidane’s men within a point of defending champions Barcelona at the top of the table and Bale is back to bolster their challenge ahead of Saturday’s short trip to Rayo Vallecano.
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Madrid then contest the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Manchester City next Tuesday.
Bale attended the Open de Espana golf event at Real Club Valderrama last weekend, with various reports claiming the 26-year-old played 36 holes ahead of Sunday’s game before being laid low by his back complaint.