sport news train for final time ahead of Villarreal La Liga clash

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Co train for final time ahead of Villarreal clash as prepare to return to action after winter break face Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica in La Liga on Thursday Real trained at their Valdebebas base on Wednesday ahead of the encounter Victory for Real will see them move level on points with third-placed Sevilla  

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Published: 12:41 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 12:41 GMT, 2 January 2019

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After another successful year, which resulted in them being crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions, will be hoping 2019 brings the same fortune as 2018.

Following their latest triumph, the Spanish giants' focus is back on domestic matters ahead of the resumption of La Liga.

On Thursday night, Santiago Solari's side travel to the Estadio de la Ceramica to take on relegation-threatened Villarreal.

Real Madrid trained at their Valdebebas base on Wednesday ahead of facing Villarreal

trained at their Valdebebas base on Wednesday ahead of facing Villarreal

Chief playmaker Luka Modric (left) was among those who took part in the session

Chief playmaker Luka Modric (left) was among those who

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