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Cristiano Ronaldo back in training for Real Madrid one day before El Clasico

Cristiano Ronaldo had been absent from training after hurting his calf against Gremio in the FIFA Club World Cup final last Saturday but images from Real Madrid’s official media channel showed him in training on Friday.

football Updated: Dec 22, 2017 17:03 IST
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to full training for Real Madrid on Friday ahead of El Clasico vs F.C. Barcelona on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to full training for Real Madrid on Friday ahead of El Clasico vs F.C. Barcelona on Saturday. (REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to full training for Real Madrid on Friday for the first time in a week, images from the club’s official media channel showed, indicating he would start Saturday’s crunch game against F.C. Barcelona.

Ronaldo had been absent from training after hurting his calf against Gremio in the FIFA Club World Cup final last Saturday, in which he scored the only goal of Real’s 1-0 win over the Brazilian side and completed the full 90 minutes.

The five-times world player of the year is having his worst domestic campaign in nine seasons with Real, having scored only four league goals so far.

He goes into El Clasico, however, having scored five times in his last four games in all competitions.

Real are fourth in the Liga standings, 11 points adrift of leaders Barcelona, who have played one game more.