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Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti to make late call on fitness of Gareth Bale

Ancelotti to make late Bale call
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Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti says that he will make a late call on the fitness of Gareth Bale ahead of El Clasico this weekend.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated that Gareth Bale may start in tomorrow's El Clasico against Barcelona.

The Italian coach recently claimed that the Welshman is ready to feature in the highly anticipated encounter following an inconsistent start to his career at the Bernabeu.

The 24-year-old, who signed for Madrid for a reported world-record £85m, has suffered from injuries and a lack of match fitness, but came on from the bench during the 2-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League in midweek.

"I'll see what happens in training and then I will make the decision to put him in or not," BBC Sport quotes Ancelotti as saying.

"It's true that he didn't have an easy time and he's worked hard. He used the [international] break to improve his condition, and, in my opinion and his opinion, he is ready to play from the start. He's ready. We're going to see the best of Bale now."

Madrid are currently third in the league table, three points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti on the touchline on December 21, 2012
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