Sergio Aguero scored in his return to action for Barcelona in a behind-closed-doors friendly – and could make debut on Sunday.
The Argentina striker, 33, proved his fitness by netting in a training ground friendly against third-tier side UE Cornella and could face Valencia at the weekend.
Aguero moved to the Nou Camp on a free transfer this summer after ten years at Manchester City, where he won fifteen trophies, including five league titles and ended as the club’s all-time top scorer.
However, he suffered a calf injury in pre-season just before the start of Barca’s LaLiga campaign, which has kept him out of action until now.
Aguero’s return will come as a huge boost to under-fire manager Ronald Koeman, with his side failing to find the net in four of their last six games in all competitions.
The Catalan giants currently sit ninth in LaLiga, five points adrift of rivals Real and Atletico Madrid, after a poor start to the season in both the league and Champions League.