He was welcomed back into the squad and praised by midfielder Andres Iniesta. It is expected that Villa will make his comeback appearance in the friendly match against Dinamo Bucharest.
Villa could make his competitive return in the 2012-13 La Liga season opener between La Blaugrana and Real Sociedad.
Here are the reasons why Villa's return may place Barcelona on top.
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