Bale returns to training

Gareth Bale returned to training with Real Madrid on Sunday, sparking hope he will be fit to play Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

Real Madrid have confirmed Gareth Bale has returned to training two days before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid.

The Welsh winger missed Saturday's 3-0 win over Eibar due to a foot injury but was back training with Real coach Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday.

The reigning European champions face their local rivals across town at Atletico's Vicente Calderon on Tuesday, and Bale could be ready to play.

Bale had scored five goals in as many games in all competitions before injury struck.

The starting XI that led Real to victory in La Liga against Eibar were given a light session on Sunday.