Bale returns to Real Madrid training while two other starts sit out


Real Madrid were back at Valdebebas on Tuesday following their Supercopa de Espana success in Saudi Arabia, as they begin preparations for their home match against Sevilla on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane will be without Fede Valverde for the visit of the Andalusians due to his red card against Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa final, while Sergio Ramos is an early doubt due to an ankle injury picked up in the same match.

Like Ramos, Luka Jovic is also carrying a knock and the pair worked inside the club’s facilities alone.


Karim Benzema trained on the field by himself, both with and without the ball while Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard remain sidelined.

The rest of the squad went through a recovery session following the 120-minute marathon match against Atletico.

Zidane welcomed back Gareth Bale, who did not travel to with the group to Jeddah due to a respiratory infection.