David Villa is back after 8 months out

Barca striker David Villa returned to play football in the friendly was played in Bucharest (0-2), after being sidelined for eight months with a broken tibia.

The Spaniard from Asturias, a region in the north of Spain, broke his tibia in the Club World Cup in Japan last December and until this Saturday at the National Stadium in Bucharest has not been able to return to play for the Catalan side.

He came on at 73 minutes, replacing Roberto Sergi and joining fellow team-mates in Barcelona’s friendly against Dinamo Bucharest in which the Catalans won 0-2 thanks to goals from Leo Messi and Ibrahim Afellay.

Also, young Andreu Fontàs, who has been seven months out with a tear in the knee, returned to action for a few minutes after a long period of inactivity in which he would be pleased to get some minutes in the first team.

Thus, FC Barcelona ends the pre-season with another victory, this time against Dinamo Bucharest (0-2) in a match clearly dominated by the Catalan giants despite only being able to score a brace.

The difference between the two teams was abysmal, with Barca abusing the ball and possessions, but without too much ambition in advancing toward the Romanian goal.

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