Julio Baptista scored three times as Arsenal stormed back to draw 2-2 with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal worked back from 2-0 down at White Hart Lane on Wednesday, to come away with a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi final against rivals Tottenham.
Tottenham went one up with just 12 minutes on the clock when Dimitar Berbatov scored after a mix up between Manuel Almunia and Kolo Toure. Eight minutes later and the Brazilian Julio Baptista turned Tom Huddlestone’s free-kick into his own net, doubling the home side’s lead.
But ‘The Beast’ made up for the own goal by scoring twice in the second half, ending the game in a draw.
On loan from Real Madrid, Baptista has now scored 6 in the last two Carling Cup matches, form that looks likely to keep him in the Arsenal line up.
The second leg of this tie will be played at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday 31 January, and the winner will meet Chelsea in the final.
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The “Beast” Julio Baptista wears Nike Total 90 Supremacy football boots.
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