Bale returns to training ahead of El Clasico

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Gareth Bale has returned to team training with Real Madrid just three days before El Clasico against Barcelona.

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The Welshman limped off during Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League first leg win over Bayern Munich last week and is now in a race to be fit in time for the blockbuster clash against Barcelona on Monday (AEST).

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It comes as a huge boost for Zinedine Zidane's side, which will be looking to put one hand on the league title with a win over its bitter rival.

Real Madrid sits three points clear at the top of the table, with a game in hand over second placed Barcelona heading into Monday's clash.