VIDEO: Former Arsenal man shows 'beastly' strength to net in La Liga

Julio Baptista

Former Arsenal loanee Julio Baptista was on the scoresheet for Malaga again last night.

Julio Baptista's rehabilitation from a year long Achilles problem finished in February as he made his comeback for Malaga.

But last night he really showed he is back, in the way he scored his fourth La Liga goal since returning.

Nicknamed 'The Beast' due to his physical style, the striker used his upper body intelligently when jostling for the ball after playing a one-two.

You can see a video of it below, Malaga's second of the game in a 3-1 win over Deportivo, with Saviola and Isco netting the other two goals for Manuel Pellegrini's side - who remain sixth in the table.

Baptista spent a season on loan at Arsenal in 2006/07, but Arsene Wenger did not decide to sign him permanently - with the Brazilian moving to Roma instead.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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