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Video: David Beckham debuts for Paris Saint-Germain

Feb 24, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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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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  1. pensfan603 - Feb 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    PSG looked so disfunctional before he came in, Xlatan had a terrible game but when Beckham game in it definatly made it easier for him, its not that PSG has bad players its just there chemistry is terrible and he helps that, as was saw.
    He could really be a diffrence maker for this team.

    • jumpingnots - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      Beckham made one good pass in the 18 min he played, yes he still can do that,but he can not keep up with the speed of the game anymore ,let’s face it he has gotten older and to me he is burned out,who knows he will play for an oil king for another 6 months,the younger players are taking his place very soon that’s the way it goes no matter how good you were in your early years,in the meantime he has a good time and takes his time to see Paris

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