BREAKING NEWS: Bale in Real Madrid squad for El Clasico

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Gareth Bale will return to the Real Madrid squad for Sunday's Clasico against Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu, head coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.

Bale was absent from Madrid's dramatic extra-time triumph over Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday, the second match he missed due to a calf problem sustained during the first leg at the Allianz Arena.

But the 27-year-old Wales forward returned to training on Friday and Zidane told a pre-match news conference on Saturday he will have a part to play against Madrid's bitter rivals.

"Bale will be with us tomorrow," he said. "Then you will see if he starts or not."