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Bale included in Madrid squad

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale injured his leg during a practice session.
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Gareth Bale has been included in the Real Madrid squad for Monday's clash with Celta Vigo after recovering from injury but coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he does not know if he will play the Wales international or not.

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Bale picked up a calf knock in training before Christmas and sat out the Copa del Rey second leg against Olimpic Xatvia, the Primera Division match with Valencia and the mid-season friendly against Paris St Germain in Doha on Thursday.

The world's most expensive player has been back in training with his team-mates this week, though, and Ancelotti has named him in his 20-man squad for the visit of Celta.

Whether the 24-year-old takes the field remains to be seen, however.

Ancelotti said at his pre-match press conference: "He will be in the squad, but I have to decide if he's going to play. He trained this week, he's well, he has no problems, but it could be we will wait a little more to have him in optimum condition."

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