David Villa after scoing Barça's third goal against Manchester United in the Champions League final at Wembley. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB.

David Villa will spend Christmas with his family as he was released from hospital this Saturday, five days after surgery on his shinbone.

Villa was injured in the semi-final of the Club World Cup against Al-Sadd, the striker is expected to fully recover in four to five months.

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