Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training ahead of Espanyol

Gareth Bale has returned to first team training following three weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury. 

The Welsh international joined in a full training session this morning, as the squad prepares to face Espanyol on Sunday, and he was joined by Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz, who are also in the injury comeback trail

Manager Santiago Solari was delighted to see his injury concerns decrease, with Toni Kroos and Marcos Llorente already back in first team action, but he expressed caution over rushing players back from injury.

"We will have to see who plays tomorrow, and in the next few weeks. 

"The players who are recovering, and we want them to be ready as quickly as possible. 

"Gareth is important for us because he is a fantastic footballer."

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