Beckham comes out on top at Paris debut

Beckham comes out on top at Paris debut

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Beckham comes out on top at Paris debut

David Beckham, at the age of 37, is the oldest in the France’s Ligue 1. ABACAPRESS photo

David Beckham enjoyed a memorable Paris Saint-Germain debut on Feb. 24 when he came off the bench to help set up the second goal in the Ligue 1 leader’s 2-0 win over bitter rival Marseille.

The win kept Carlo Ancelotti’s side three points clear of Lyon, who defeated Lorient 3-1 earlier in the day.
Former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star Beckham came on in the 76th minute on a freezing, snowy night in Paris to a rousing reception.

After an assured first touch and two more clean passes, a stray ball down the wing was met by derision from the Marseille fans who were pushing their team forward in search of a late equalizer. But in a Hollywood ending to his debut, Beckham made sure the headlines will again feature his name by playing a crucial role in the second PSG goal.

The 37-year-old Englishman, who is the oldest player in Ligue 1, played a neat one-two with Jeremy Menez who then crossed the ball which bounced in off the leg of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Swede’s league-leading 22nd goal of the season.