20 Aug 2012

Villa helps Barca to a big win

10:26 am on 20 August 2012

The Barcelona forward David Villa celebrated his return from an eight-month injury lay-off by coming off the bench to score in his team's 5-1 rout of Real Sociedad in La Liga.

The 30-year-old, Spain's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, broke his left leg at the Club World Cup last December and missed the national team's Euro 2012 triumph as he continued his recovery.

The victory at Camp Nou came after Spanish soccer league champions Real Madrid started their title defence with a 1-all draw at home to Valencia.