Gareth Bale seems to be fully recovered from his muscular injury, or so we should infer after having seen him in practice with the rest of his partners. This morning, in Valdebebas, the players who took part in yesterday's victory against Granada had a light training session to recharge their batteries. Marcelo and Ronaldo were by themselves with just a light jogging. However, those who did not play, including Bale, completed serious circuits of conduction, passing and shooting.
As Ancelotti has confirmed every time he has been asked about it, Bale will be in the lineup whenever he is ready, so we will likely see him play against Liverpool next Tuesday. In principle, Isco would be the man to go to the bench for Real Madrid to return to the 4-3-3, but perhaps the big advantage Real Madrid have in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League will encourage Ancelotti to rest Benzema or James.