Sergio Aguero scores for Barcelona in closed-door friendly ahead of possible debut
Look who’s back! Sergio Aguero FINALLY dons a Barcelona shirt and scores in a friendly behind-closed-door after his return from injury… and the Man City legend could make his competitive debut this weekend
- Sergio Aguero had been out of action since August with a right calf injury
- He was injured just a week before the start of the La Liga season at Barcelona
- But the Argentina striker resumed first-team training earlier this week
- Now the 33-year-old has taken another step forward to return to a friendly
Sergio Aguero appears to be in the running to make his official Barcelona debut this weekend after scoring on a friendly training ground on Wednesday morning.
The 33-year-old joined the Catalan giants on a free transfer after ending a decade-long stay at Premier League champions Manchester City this summer.
But the Argentina striker only returned to training earlier this week following a right calf injury suffered during a preseason session in August, just a week before the start of the campaign. Barcelona in La Liga.
Sergio Aguero played and scored for Barcelona in a friendly at a training ground on Wednesday
The Argentine has played his first unofficial game since returning from a right calf injury
And after taking part in training on Tuesday, Aguero took another step towards his official bow to Barcelona by playing and scoring against EU third division team Cornella in a friendly behind closed doors.
It’s unclear whether Aguero came out of the game unscathed – which also included Spain internationals Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Eric Garcia and Gavi – although no issues were reported on the club’s Twitter account.
And if confirmed, the former Atletico Madrid striker could well play a role in Sunday’s home game against Valencia.
But failing that, Aguero could still make a timely return for El Clasico on October 24 at Camp Nou, where the club hope to get back into the title race when they face current league leaders and fierce rivals Real Madrid.
The 33-year-old was pictured returning to training this week after sustaining an injury in August
Aguero’s return will be a huge boost for boss under fire Ronald Koeman (right)
The Catalan side are, however, looking to kick off their campaign this weekend against Jose Bordalas’ men after winning one of their last six games in all competitions and failing to score in four of them.
Valencia occupies a place above Barcelona, 9th in the standings, with the same number of points as Ronald Koeman’s men.
However, Barcelona are one game less than their opponents on Sunday after their game against fourth-placed Sevilla was postponed last month, following a complaint from both clubs over the unavailability of their South American stars after the international break. .
Koeman’s men will also face a Champions League home game against Dynamo Kyiv, sandwiched between their top Spanish games against Valencia and Real Madrid.
And despite their atrocious start to the season, Barcelona are just five points behind league leaders Carlo Ancelotti with one game less after Los Blancos lost to another Catalan side – Espanyol – before the international break. .
Barcelona host Valencia this weekend and look to win their second game in seven
But to do that, Koeman will need Aguero to start with his side having scored just 11 goals so far this season.
But Koeman appeared optimistic in July about the impact the Argentinian could have on the club, telling club media: “He really has experience, very good quality in the box.
“He’s a finishing player, he’s scoring goals and hopefully we can get him to a good physical level. I think he lost a bit last season.
“He had a few injuries and was not physically the best where you need to be to play, but we are giving him the opportunity to reach that level.”
Aguero returned the favor to the Dutchman two months later, saying: “The relationship is good. He’s a very direct guy and that relieves the player.
“He tells you if he likes what you do and also if he doesn’t like what you do. It’s better to know what’s going on.
While Aguero isn’t risky in Sunday’s game, he’s still in line to play against Real Madrid