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Ronaldo And Bale Fit As Real Go In Search Of History Against Villarreal

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo shake hands before Real Madrid training sessionCristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale continue to look sharp in training as they prepare for a shot at history with Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Ronaldo missed the victory at Espanyol on Sunday with flu and Bale was rested after complaining about a hip problem but both players are available to Real head coach Zinedine Zidane for the clash with Villarreal.

The pair seemed to be in good spirits during a session at Madrid’s training ground on Tuesday, with both playing a full part under Zidane’s supervision.

Los Blancos currently top La Liga, having won each of their opening four league matches.

Zidane’s men hold a three-point lead over Barcelona going into the visit of the Yellow Submarine, who have eight points from their four outings to date and are unbeaten this term.

The win against Espanyol was Real’s 16th in a row in the competition – setting a club record and drawing level with the best ever sequence in the division, which was posted by Pep Guardiola’s Barca side in 2010-11.

The current streak bettered a Real record which had stood for 35 years. Miguel Munoz’s 1960-61 team enjoyed 15 victories on the bounce.

‘It’s nice to get the record – it comes from the work all the lads are doing, they’re doing phenomenally,’ Zidane said.

‘The most important is to keep picking up points, as La Liga is very long.’

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