NEWS | 01/12/2016The Brazilian scored the winning goal in El Clásico at the Camp Nou in the 2007/08 season (1-0).
This week on Historic Goals, the spotlight is on Julio Baptista. The Brazilian forward arrived at Real Madrid in the 2005/06 season from Sevilla. He was characterised by his power, explosive shooting capacity and goalscoring 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 Matchday 16 of the LaLiga 2007/08 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 at Barcelona's stadium (1-0). The goal was the result of a sensational one-touch move in which the ball was kept in the air between Raúl, Van Nistelrooy and the Brazilian, with Baptista applying the final touch, as he blasted home a shot into the top left-hand corner of Valdés' goal. Real Madrid went on to lift the league title that season.
Baptista played for Real Madrid for two seasons, playing 78 games and scoring 13 goals. In addition to these statistics, during the course of his madridista career, he also won the LaLiga title in the aforementioned 2007/2008 campaign.