Boost: Key attacker returns to training ahead of Tottenham v Real Madrid clash - report
By George Brooks
Gareth Bale could be fit for Real Madrid’s Champions League showdown with his former club Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Welshman had been expected to miss the match with an ongoing calf injury and there were reports he could be out until mid-November.
However, The Daily Mail reports that Bale was pictured training with his Madrid teammates on Monday, sparking rumours that he may be fit to face Spurs on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old was accompanied by the rest of squad, as they look to bounce back from the shock 2-1 defeat to Girona on Saturday, which leaves them eight points behind leaders Barcelona in the La Liga title race.
This is worrying news for Spurs and their boss Mauricio Pochettino. The Premier League side are also looking to bounce back after back-to-back defeats to West Ham and Manchester United.
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Pochettino could be without star man Harry Kane, who missed the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Old Trafford, owing to a hamstring injury he sustained against Liverpool last weekend.
If Bale was to make his comeback at against Spurs at Wembley it would be a fitting stage for his return.
The forward spent six years at White Hart Lane after joining from Southampton in 2007, before leaving to join Real for a world-record fee in 2013.
Real Madrid and Spurs are currently joint top of the Champions League Group H, both teams have seven points and an identical goal difference after drawing 1-1 at the Bernabeu in the reverse fixture.
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