Sergio Ramos returns

MADRID: Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos returned to training on Thursday as new boss Zinedine Zidane was able to oversee a session with a fully-fit squad for the first time. “Zidane called upon the whole squad in a session in which the ball was the centre of attention,” Madrid posted on their website after Zidane’s third training session since replacing the sacked Rafael Benitez on Monday. Ramos missed training on Wednesday with a minor injury problem, but like Gareth Bale, who was unable to take part in Zidane’s inaugural session on Tuesday, is expected to take his place in the side for Zidane’s debut at Deportivo la Coruna on Saturday.