Sergio Aguero scores first Barcelona goal
Sergio Aguero marked his first outing in Barcelona colours by notching a goal in a practice match at the club's training ground, the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Aguero had a torrid start to life at the Camp Nou since he joined in May, suffering an injury before the season began.
And things didn't get much better for the former Manchester City man after close friend and Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi left Catalonia for Paris Saint-Germain.
But it's hoped Aguero can now kick on and settle into life with Barcelona after playing 30 minutes against UE Cornellà.
It's unlikely Aguero will score an easier goal when he eventually makes his first-team debut. The 33-year-old capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake to tap home into an empty net.
First time in Blaugrana colors for Kun 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/AHQ6Le1GLn— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 13, 2021
Forgotten man Philippe Coutinho also grabbed a goal as the match ended 2-2 at the Tito Vilanova field.
The match offered Barcelona the perfect chance to get players back into a competitive mindset ahead of the visit of Valencia at the Camp Nou on Sunday night.
First-team players who were not away on international duty played in the match, with those returning from their respective countries due to be back at training on Thursday morning.
With half an hour of football action now under his belt and that sharpness slowly returning, Aguero can possibly expect to play some part this weekend.