Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are both “100%” ready to play in El Clasico against Barcelona after fitness problems, says boss Zinedine Zidane.
Fourth-placed Real are 11 points behind unbeaten league leaders Barcelona.
Ronaldo worked alone earlier this week, with a calf knock, but trained properly on Friday – while Bale is recovering from a calf problem.
“He’s OK. He’s 100%. He’s trained today,” Zidane said of Ronaldo.
Bale has not played in La Liga since September, but featured twice off the bench in the recent Club World Cup, which Real won.
“I’ll not choose a player because I want him to play in a Clasico,” said Zidane. “I trust my players and they can get injured, but the important thing is that I think he is 100% to play. We’ll see if he plays or not tomorrow.”