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Isco, Bale rejoin Real Madrid squad in training, will be available against City

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Both players had missed the last few training sessions.

Real Madrid v Viktoria Plzen - UEFA Champions League Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates /Getty Images

Good news for Real Madrid as both Gareth Bale and Isco Alarcon have rejoined the squad in training this Monday as the team prepares for the return leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Manchester City.

Bale and Isco had missed the last few training sessions but will be available for that crucial match, even if Bale is not expected to have a relevant role in Manchester.

Los Blancos have a 1-2 deficit on aggregate and will need as much creativity as they can use, so Isco’s presence is likely, depending on whether coach Zinedine Zidane feels Asensio is ready to start or not. Eden Hazard will surely feature in the starting lineup alongside Benzema, so it will be interesting to see Zidane’s choice for the right wing.

Isco could always come off the bench to provide a little spark during the final third of the game, so his recovery is great news for Los Blancos.