Gareth Bale misses Real Madrid training and is a doubt for Espanyol

Bale likely to sit out Sunday's game at the Bernabeu

Madrid are after their first win at home in La Liga this season

El Real Madrid ha realizado el entrenamiento previo al partido ante el Espanyol
El Real Madrid ha realizado el entrenamiento previo al partido ante el Espanyol | Real Madrid

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale sat our training on Saturday ahead of Sunday's La Liga game against Espanyol at the Bernabeu. 

Zinedine Zidane later confirmed the Welshman has a minor calf strain, but would not say if he will be fit to play or not this weekend. 

Bale picked up the injury in Madrid's midweek win over Borussia Dortmund and has been in the gym doing recovery work every since. 

Zidane says it's not an "important" problem, but it could sideline Bale for the Espanyol game and for Wales during the international break. 

Also missing from Madrid training were Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic and Theo Hernández, who all remain out of action. 

However, young defender Vallejo was back in training as Madrid look for their first win at home in La Liga this season. 

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