David Villa set to have surgery Monday

Barcelona says striker David Villa will undergo surgery on his broken left leg on Monday.

The Spanish international broke his tibia during Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Al Sadd in the Club World Cup semifinals in Japan on Thursday.

Club doctors said before Villa was flown back to Spain that the forward would be out for four to five months.

Barcelona will play South American champion Santos in the Club World Cup final on Sunday with the chance to lift its 13th trophy under coach Pep Guardiola.