Spain striker David Villa has returned to action as he appeared briefly in a 2-0 friendly success for Barcelona over Dinamo Bucharest in Romania.
Villa, Spain's all-time leading goalscorer, fractured his tibia in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December last year, missing the second half of the season and Spain's triumphant EURO 2012 campaign as a result.
He played for 18 minutes of a win secured with goals from Argentina star Lionel Messi and Dutch flier Ibrahim Affelay.
The Spanish league season begins next weekend, with Barcelona kicking off with a home fixture against Real Sociedad.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is to undergo knee surgery to remove a cyst, the club says.