Star Welsh footballer Gareth Bale has returned to the Real Madrid training sessions in Valdebebas sports city, after recovering from a bruised left foot, and will be ready to start in next Saturday's La Liga tie against Real Betis.
Gareth Bale has been included in Wales`s squad for next week`s European 2016 qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel as his country eyes an appearance at a first major football finals in more than 50 years.
When a visibly nervous Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was grilled by the media after sacking Carlo Ancelotti in May he comically responded that he "didn`t know" where the Italian had failed in his two years in charge.
In his first season in charge at Real Madrid, Rafa Benitez faces a delicate balancing act between allowing his formidable attack the freedom to perform and preventing opponents exploiting any defensive weakness.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla scored with his side`s 11th penalty in a shootout, then saved from his 16-year-old AC Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma, to give the Spaniards the win after their friendly in Shanghai ended 0-0 on Thursday.
Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Argentine international Angel Di Maria to complete his 46 million pounds move to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and insisted that signing the Manchester United winger is a demonstration of the magnitude of the French club.
Italy`s AS Roma beat Spanish giants Real Madrid in a penalty shootout after the International Champions Cup match failed to produce a goal in regulation time at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
As Welsh football enjoys a run of success that has seen the side rise to 10th in the FIFA rankings, a former manager and leading light of the current squad believe qualification for the Euro 16 finals in France will be just reward for a golden generation.