Zidane was without Marco Asensio, Isco and Eden Hazard against Real Sociedad, and if fit, that trio would give him more attacking options. Both Hazard and Asensio began training with the group towards the end of the week, and though neither is likely to be fit enough to start, they could take up a place on the bench.
Olympic champion Ye Shiwen claimed the second place of the women's breaststroke 200m and go through to the final.
Bale's relationship with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also deteriorated badly in recent months and he hardly played in the last 11 games of last season as Real claimed the La Liga title.
It has been such a complicated summer for FC Barcelona that it is almost hard to know where to begin. Ronald Koeman takes over a side that is now without Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Luis Suarez, who joined Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Lionel Messi will clearly be the focus of attention after his summer request to leave the club, but Antoine Griezmann has to step up after Suarez's departure and Frenkie de Jong has to do the same in a side now without Vidal and Rakitic.
Diego Martinez's side kicked off with a 2-0 win at home to Athletic Club, won 4-0 away in Albania in the Europa League qualifying round and then defeated Alaves this Sunday.
"The relationship with the players is excellent, it is important to have a dialogue with them," the 41-year old added.
The CONMEBOL zone qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid faces its second tough test of its title credentials in two weeks when it travels to play Real Betis on Saturday night.
ROME, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Arturo Vidal made his return to Italian Serie A as Inter Milan announced the Chilean's arrival from Barcelona on Tuesday.
The third goal took the wind out of Mainz' sails as Zentner had his hands full of work. Dani Olmo should have made it 4-1 but Zentner denied him at the hour mark.
Other measures include the reduction of stakeholder personnel attending the Games by 10 to 15 percent, streamlining transport services, adjusting spectator activities at competition venues and hosting a number of pre-Games meetings online.