Barcelona striker David Villa bruises keeper Jose Manuel Pinto, signs his injury

Posted by - July 20, 2012 - Oddballs, Spain

David Villa’s long injury layoff doesn’t seem to have affected his shooting power.

The Barcelona star, out of action since breaking his leg last December, has been back in training and pelting the ball at reserve keeper Jose Manuel Pinto.

He might not yet have his accuracy, but he’s got the power. A shot that hit Pinto left the goalie nursing a nasty bruise.

Not that Pinto minded. He simply got his team-mate to autograph the bruise before posting a photograph of it on Twitter!

He tweeted: “I can confirm that @Guaje7Villa is like a canon! Here is proof with his signature of his powerful shoot!” [sic]

Now Villa just has to work on striking the ball that hard and not hitting the keeper and he’s back in business.

Image: Twitter/@13_Pinto