Gareth Bale Is Fit To Start Against Valencia

Gareth Bale is set to make a comeback for Real Madrid when they travel to face La Liga rivals Valencia.

Bale, 24, has been out with a calf injury, which resulted in him missing out on Madrid’s midweek victory against Olimpic Xativa.

Madrid received further good news when Sergio Ramos’ red card was successfully rescinded, therefore he will be able to start against Valencia, courtesy of the manager’s decision.

In form goalscorer and potential Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo also returns to the side after missing the midweek Copa Del Rey match through suspension.

Real Madrid travel to Valencia today hoping to get a victory and reduce the gap deficit between themselves and title challengers Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Currently, Madrid are on 38 points whereas Barcelona are on 43 points. Both teams have a game in hand. On the other hand, Atletico Madrid are first in the table with 46 points after their 3-2 victory against Levante.

Carlo Ancelotti has players returning to the squad but will be without Portuguese defender Pepe and Frenchman Raphael Varane.

Pepe picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign therefore will miss the game through suspension, whilst Varane is struggling to overcome an ongoing knee problem.

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