Football - Baptista back in training for Malaga before Porto clash

Malaga have been boosted ahead of Wednesday's Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Porto by the return to training of Brazilian forward Julio Baptista after a brief injury layoff with a hamstring strain.

Reuters

"The good news of the session was seeing how Julio Baptista trained at the same pace as his team mates," the La Liga club said in a statement on their website (www.malagacf.com) on Sunday.

Qatar-owned Malaga need to overturn a 1-0 deficit from last month's first leg in Portugal if they to progress to the last eight on their debut in Europe's elite club competition.

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