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Nov 16, 2012

Ronaldo returns to training with Real

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his international Real Madrid team-mates on Thursday afternoon, with Jose Mourinho having no new injury problems to deal with ahead of Saturday's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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The eye injury suffered by the Portuguese attacker during last weekend's win at Levante ruled him out of Portugal's friendly in Gabon this week, with Ronaldo suffering "dizzy spells, problems with his vision and a headache" after the game, according to Portuguese FA doctor Henrique Jones.

However, the 27-year-old was back training as normal at Madrid's Valdebebas facility on Thursday, along with Iker Casillas, Raul Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Pepe and Angel Di Maria, who returned injury-free from international duty with their respective countries.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil, who was ruled out of Germany's friendly with Holland on Wednesday with an ankle problem, also took a full part in the session, as did forward Karim Benzema and Sami Khedira.

The strong turnout of Real players offered a positive outlook for Mourinho ahead of next week's Champions League visit to Manchester City.

Brazilian international Kaka, who played for his country in their 1-1 draw with Colombia in New Jersey on Wednesday, is expected back in Madrid for Friday's training session.

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