Barcelona news

Villa facing Euro 2012 fitness battle

December 19, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Barcelona striker David Villa is hoping to be fit in time for Spain's European Championship defence next June but will face a real battle to be ready for the finals, according to one of the doctors who operated on his broken leg on Monday.

• Villa undergoes surgery on broken leg

Villa, 30, is expected to be out for four or five months after breaking his shinbone during Barcelona's Club World Cup semi-final victory over Al-Sadd last Thursday.

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