Cristiano Ronaldo pictured in training as Real Madrid prepare for Spanish Super Cup clash against Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo was in good spirits on Saturday as Real Madrid geared up for their Spanish Super Cup first-leg trip to the Camp Nou with a light training session.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
12th August 2017

article:12th August 2017

Ronaldo trains in the Spanish capital on Saturday.
Ronaldo trains in the Spanish capital on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be in contention to make his first full start of the season as Real Madrid take on bitter rivals Barcelona in the opening leg of the Spanish Super Cup in Catalonia on Sunday evening.

The Los Blancos club legend was in good spirits as he was pictured alongside fellow stars Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale at Real’s Valdebebas complex – before Zinedine Zidane’s men travel to Barcelona.

Ronaldo came off the bench as a second-half substitute for a short cameo appearance as the Whites defeated Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old is closing in on full fitness after only returning to training on August 6.

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (L), Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale take part in a training session at Real Madrid sport city in Madrid on August 12, 2017, on the eve of the Spanish SuperCup first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Keepy-uppie: Ronaldo trains alongside Benzema and Bale.