Roma midfielder Julio Baptista was delighted with his brace in last night's 3-1 Champions League victory over Bordeaux.

"We didn't start very well, but in the second half we pushed forward more and managed to turn it around," the Brazil international.

"We couldn't keep possession in the first period and that made a huge difference, allowing us to move better after the break.

"My speciality is free kicks, so when I get the chance I like to take them!"

Baptista came off the bench to score a brace on his 27th birthday and has so far struggled to impress in the Roma jersey.

"I played for a team that had very different style of football, so naturally it will take time for me to settle and learn the movement, but I am on the right road."