NEWS | 01/12/2016The Brazilian scored the winning goal in el Clásico at the Camp Nou (0-1) in 2007/2008.
This week on Historic Goals, the spotlight is on Julio Baptista. The Brazilian forward arrived at Real Madrid in the 2005/2006 season from Sevilla. He was characterised by his power, explosive shooting capacity and goal scoring ability. He was also a multi-faceted player. Although his time in Spain saw him take an attacking role, his professional career saw him play in the middle of the park quite often.
On LaLiga game week 16 of the 2007/2008 season, Real Madrid were top of LaLiga with a four point advantage over Barcelona. The next game was el Clásico at the Camp Nou. Baptista stole the show by scoring the winning goal in Barcelona's stadium (0-1). The goal was the result of a sensational first touch, without letting the ball drop, between Raúl, Van Nistelrooy and the Brazilian, with Baptista putting the finishing touches on, blasting a shot in on the left side of Valdés' goal. Real Madrid went on to lift the league title that season.
Baptista played for Real Madrid for 2 seasons, playing 78 games and scoring 13 goals. In addition to these statistics as a madridista he won the LaLiga title in the aforementioned 2007/2008 campaign.