Bale returns to Real Madrid training

Madrid: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale returned to his side's training session on Thursday after he missed Wednesday's 3-0 victory over Villarreal due to muscle strain and could appear in Saturday's La Liga clash against Rayo Vallecano. The Welshman rejoined the group training with the participation of the footballers who did not play against Villarreal or those who only played for a few minutes in Wednesday's clash, reports Efe. The players who started against Villarreal used the indoor facilities, except for German midfielder Toni Kroos, who performed some running exercises on the pitch.