BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says striker David Villa has recovered from a leg injury and is fit to play.
Villa missed the last three games after hurting a muscle in his right leg during his two-goal effort against Cordoba on Jan. 10. Barcelona visits Malaga on Thursday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal. They drew 2-2 at Camp Nou in the first leg.
Villa has scored 10 goals this season despite limited playing time since returning from a long layoff while healing a broken leg. Barcelona leads the Spanish league by eight points just past the season's midway point.