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Sevilla showed they remain a strong title contender in La Liga, while Atletico Madrid snatched a thrilling late win over Celta Vigo.
Bale has not played since November after having ankle surgery, but Real Madrid tweeted a photograph of the 27-year-old training at their headquarters.
Thiago Alcantara says it was a "difficult decision" to leave Barcelona for Bayern Munich but Pep Guardiola's trust convinced him to make the move.
Keylor Navas says he has not been paying any attention to speculation that Real Madrid are looking to bring in David De Gea from Manchester United.
Atleti were just eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Barcelona and face Celta Vigo on Sunday with their Liga title hopes on life support.
Real Madrid looked out of sorts in a three-man defence, but once a back four was reinstalled, Isco led Los Blancos to a 3-1 win at Osasuna.