David Beckham helps Paris Saint-Germain defeat Olympique Marseille for the second time in less than a week.
David Beckham was happy with his first start for new club Paris Saint-Germain against Olympique de Marseille last night.
The former England captain joined PSG on January 31st 2013 – transfer deadline day – as a free agent, having previously had spells at Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy and AC Milan, but took time to reach match fitness.
After a successful substitute appearance for his new team in Ligue 1 against l’OM on Sunday, in which he was heavily involved in the second goal in a 2-0 win, put him in good stead to begin the next match against the same opposition on Wednesday evening in the Coupe de France, and he acquitted himself well.
Beckham played much of the match in a deep holding position in front of the defence, launching his famous long passes when able, but on the whole he played it quite simple.
It was effective too, for it was the Englishman who sent Zlatan Ibrahimovic clear down the right to win the penalty that brought PSG their two goal cushion, and Beckham will be satisfied with his workout of around 80 minutes before his substitution.
The 37 year-old used his post match interview to dismiss suggestions he was only signed to sell shirts.
Watch a video of his comments below: