Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have been named in Real Madrid’s Uefa Champions League squad for the last-16 second-leg tie against Napoli after missing the weekend Primera Liga win over Eibar.
Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo was sidelined with an injury which manager Zinedine Zidane described as “nothing serious”. Also back in the squad for Tuesday’s clash is Welshman Bale after completing a one-match ban.
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Both were absent from Saturday’s 4-1 victory at Eibar in which Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez were outstanding, giving Zidane a selection headache.
The Madrid manager left a host of other first-team regulars on the bench at Eibar.
Yet, not for the first time Madrid looked more balanced and dominant without many of their star players.
The reigning European champions lead Napoli 3-1 going into the second leg in Italy and are the favourites to progress to the quarter-finals.
* Agence France-Presse
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