Bale back in full Real Madrid training

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The the club on their worst scoring run for 33 years, the Spanish giants have welcomed the Wales winger back to full training

Gareth Bale has returned to full training with Real Madrid to provide a boost to under-pressure coach Julen Lopetegui.

Bale was replaced towards the end of a 1-0 La Liga loss away to Deportivo Alaves in Madrid's last match before the international break.

That defeat extended Madrid's run without a goal to four matches in all competitions, the longest they have gone without scoring since 1985.

Bale still reported for international duty for Wales, but ultimately did not feature for his nation.

The winger missed the friendly with Spain, and then left Wales prior to their victory over the Republic of Ireland in the Nations League with what head coach Ryan Giggs called muscle fatigue. 

Prior to coming off early against Alaves, Bale had suffered through injury woes after departing his side's scoreless draw against local rivals Atletico on September 29.

Bale would go on to miss the midweek Champions League visit to CSKA Moscow before his abbreviated return the following weekend. 

The 29-year-old looked sharp in a clip posted on Madrid's Twitter account, racing onto a pass and rounding goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before finishing well.

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Bale and Madrid are in action at home to Levante on Saturday before taking on Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League three days later.

Looming over those matches, however, is the Clasico against Barcelona, which takes place October 28 at the Bernabeu.

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