Gareth Bale's hopes of being fit for Sunday's LaLiga showdown with Barcelona have received a boost as he returned to training following a muscle injury on Thursday.
The Wales forward rejoined the squad for their first training session since their Champions League win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, Madrid said in a statement.
He had been a major doubt for El Clasico, having been forced off with injury in the first leg of Madrid's quarter-final tie at Bayern.
Zinedine Zidane's side host Barcelona at the Bernabeu on Sunday in a clash which could go a long way to determining the outcome of the title race.
Madrid go into the match with a three-point lead and a game in hand on their bitter rivals.
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Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has been suspended for two LaLiga matches for his dismissal against Las Palmas on Wednesday night.
The Wales international was shown a straight red card in the 3-3 home draw for a second-half kick and shove at opponent Jonathan Viera.
Bale will miss Real's LaLiga clashes with Eibar on Saturday and Real Betis next weekend.
He has also been fined 600 euros (£517) and the club 700 euros (£604).
Real have 10 working days to appeal the decision.
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Wales star Gareth Bale has tweeted a photo of himself heading home to Wales for the holidays.
The tweet shows Bale in a surgical boot having undergone surgery on his damaged ankle.
His tweet says, 'Back home to Wales for the Christmas break'.
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Gareth Bale is to undergo surgery on the ankle injury he suffered during Tuesday's Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid have announced.
The Wales international was replaced just before the hour mark during the 2-1 victory in Portugal and tests on Wednesday revealed he had suffered damage to his tendons.
Real have now announced the 27-year-old will go under the knife in London next Tuesday.
The European champions have not said how long they expect Bale to be sidelined for, but reports in Spain suggest he could be out for up to three months.
Wales' next scheduled match is the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on March 24th.