Gareth Bale has returned to full training with Real Madrid and will now provide a boost to under-pressure manager Julen Lopetegui.
Gareth Bale was replaced towards the end of a 1-0 LaLiga loss away to Deportivo Alaves in Madrid’s last match
That defeat extended Madrid’s run without a goal to four matches in all competitions, the longest they have gone without scoring since 1985.
Bale, who had muscle fatigue according to Wales boss Ryan Giggs, did not feature for his nation during the international break but he was in full training with Madrid on Thursday.
The 29-year-old looked sharp in a clip posted on Madrid’s Twitter account, racing onto a pass and rounding goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before finishing well.