Madrid receive Carvajal boost

Gareth Bale is now the only Real Madrid player not in full training after full-back Dani Carvajal returned to train with the first team.

The Spanish international has recovered from a hamstring injury to join Luka Modric, Marcelo, Pepe and James Rodriguez in recovering from knocks to become available for selection for Zinedine Zidane ahead of Saturday’s visit to Osasuna and next week’s tussle with Napoli.

"Real Madrid completed the first training session of the week as they begin preparations for this Saturday's LaLiga clash with Osasuna at El Sadar," read a club statement

"Carvajal trained with the group in a session which was dominated by high-intensity ball work.

"Zidane called upon Real Madrid Castilla player, Enzo, for the session, which covered ball exercises focused on technique, possession and pressuring drills and shots on goal.

"Gareth Bale, who is continuing his recovery programme, combined indoor work with some exercises out on the pitch."

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