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Aguero makes first Barcelona start after injury in training game

Sergio Aguero is yet to appear for Barcelona since his move from Manchester City, but the striker played in a training game on Wednesday.

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Aguero features in Barcelona training match after return from injury

Barcelona could soon be able to call on Sergio Agüero after the forward returned to some form of action during a training match on Wednesday.

Agüero joined Barça on a free transfer following the expiration of his Manchester City contract at the end of last season.

The 33-year-old helped Argentina win the Copa America during the close-season, yet a calf injury suffered just before the start of 2021-22 has seen him miss the opening weeks of the campaign.

Barça and under-pressure Ronald Koeman need all the help they can get. The Blaugrana sit ninth in LaLiga following a 2-0 defeat to champions Atlético Madrid last time out, while they have also lost both of their Champions League matches so far.

Kun eyeing return for Valencia, Real Madrid matches

In a boost, Agüero returned to training over the international break and on Wednesday he featured in a training game against UE Cornella.

It remains to be seen whether Agüero will be fit enough to play a part in Sunday's match against Valencia, as Barca look to get their season on track.

A home match against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League is then followed by the first Clásico of the season, with Real Madrid visiting Camp Nou on October 24.