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Cristiano Ronaldo and co train ahead of Espanyol match

  • Real Madrid train ahead of their La Liga fixture with Espanyol on Sunday night
  • Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane may be without Gareth Bale because of injury
  • The squad come off the back of another impressive Champions League win 

Real Madrid were busy training ahead of their La Liga tie against Espanyol on Sunday night.

Zinedine Zidane’s men are coming off the back of an impressive Champions League performance against Borussia Dortmund during midweek.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for the Spanish side as they won 3-1 in their first ever victory away at Dortmund. 

Cristiano Ronaldo trains for Real Madrid ahead of their La Liga clash with Espanyol

Zinedine Zidane's squad are currently sixth in La Liga, seven points off Barcelona 

Zinedine Zidane’s squad are currently sixth in La Liga, seven points off Barcelona 

It is not all good news at the Santiago Bernabeu though, with Madrid manage Zidane continuing to have injury problems with his squad.

Welshman Gareth Bale is a doubt for the weekend clash and did not train with the squad on Saturday after picking up a minor injury in midweek.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Madrid’s boss refused to totally rule the attacker out.

‘We’ll see tomorrow [Sunday]. It’s nothing serious,’ he said. 

Portugal star Ronaldo scored twice in their midweek game against Borussia Dortmund 

Portugal star Ronaldo scored twice in their midweek game against Borussia Dortmund 

Zidane (in white) may be without attacker Gareth Bale for Sunday due to a minor injury 

Zidane (in white) may be without attacker Gareth Bale for Sunday due to a minor injury 

Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic and Karim Benzema were also all absent from Saturday's training

Marcelo, Mateo Kovacic and Karim Benzema were also all absent from Saturday’s training

Despite their impressive outings in the Champions League, Madrid have looked more vulnerable in their domestic battles. 

They are currently sixth in La Liga, already seven points off Barcelona at the top of the table and will see this home tie against Espanyol as a must win already. 

Their drop in form domestically may be linked to Ronaldo’s suspension. The star missed five games after pushing a referee.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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