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Rafael Benitez: 'Gareth Bale will be in Real Madrid squad against Atletico Madrid'

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be in contention to take part in Sunday's La Liga derby against against Atletico Madrid, according to manager Rafael Benitez.

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has announced that Gareth Bale will be in contention to take part in Sunday's La Liga derby against against Atletico Madrid.

The Wales winger has missed Los Blancos' past three games after injuring a calf during their Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on September 15.

Real defender Sergio Ramos is also fit to play at the Vicente Calderon after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Benitez told BBC Sport: "The two have trained and will be in the squad. They have been cleared to play.

"Match-fitness is another thing and if they start or not we will decide. Even at less than 100% they are two very useful players for us."

Real have not won a Madrid league derby for two seasons and were thrashed 4-0 at the Calderon in February.

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Club Atletico de Madrid players celebrate after scoring their opening goal during the La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Getafe at Vicente Calderon Stadium on September 22, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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