Feb 24, 2013, 7:25 PM EST
David Beckham made his slightly belated Paris Saint-Germain debut Sunday, entering as a sub and figuring into the scoring as his new club earned an important 2-0 win over Marseille in snowy Paris.
Beckham’s swell pass helped arrange Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury-time insurance goal at the Parc des Princes ground. In fact, the pass was better than the goal, which “Ibra” more or less bundled in from close range.
This was no small accomplishment for PSG either; Carlo Ancelotti’s club put more distance on third-place Marseille and climbed three points ahead of the nearest pursuer, Lyon.
Beckham, the former England captain who spent six seasons in MLS, joined PSG on a five-month deal on Jan. 30.
Ancelotti spoke afterward about Beckham’s contributions. What the man himself had to say about it, brief as it was:
Obviously, I’m very happy. Very happy to be part of a winning team. It was a very big game… It was a special night for me personally. For the team, it was a great night.”
And the moment we spoke of, PSG’s late goal Sunday:
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