Ex-Arsenal and Real Madrid star Julio Baptista scores a stunning free kick for Cruzeiro [Video]

Ex-Arsenal and Real Madrid star Julio Baptista proved he still has plenty to offer with this brilliant free kick for Cruzeiro against Sao Paulo.

The Brazilian forward, nicknamed The Beast due to his imposing physique, showed his dead ball prowess by putting his side in front in their clash with his former club.

Baptista started his career at Sao Paulo before enjoying a long and distinguished career in Europe starting with Sevilla before spells at Real Madrid, AS Roma, Arsenal and Malaga.

Though initially labelled as past it, the veteran is proving his doubters wrong with strikes like this.

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