Barcelona's Villa to miss Malaga game
Villa has hurt a muscle in his right leg and the club says his progress will determine his return to the pitch.
Villa scored twice in Barcelona's 5-0 win over second-tier Cordoba in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.
The Spain international has 10 goals this season for Barcelona despite seeing limited playing time since returning from a long layoff because of a broken leg.
Barcelona also says defender Adriano is fit to play after missing one game.
Barcelona leads the Spanish league by 11 points.