Veteran England midfielder David Beckham starts for PSG against Barcelona in the Champions League.
David Beckham starts for Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.
The 37-year-old English midfield star, who won the competition with Manchester United in 1999, replaces Marco Verratti, 17 years his junior, in the only surprise in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first X1.
For Barcelona, Alexis Sanchez steps in for suspended forward Cristian Tello while coach Tito Vilanova returns to the dug out after a two-month absence for cancer treatment in New York.
Paris Saint Germain
Salvatore Sirigu, Christophe Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva (capt), Maxwell, Lucas Moura, David Beckham, Blaise Matuidi, Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Xavi Hernandez (capt), Sergi Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi, David Villa
Manager: Tito Vilanova