Beckham Makes PSG Debut, Defeating Marseille 2-0

Category: Sports / Feb 25, 2013 10:59AM EDT
It was a perfect Paris Saint Germain debut for former England captain David Beckham on Sunday (February 24) after his team gained a 2-0 victory against Ligue 1 rivals Olympique Marseille in the French capital. The 37-year-old, who has joined the wealthy capital club on a five-month deal, replaced Javier Pastore in the 75th minute to the delight of a roaring home crowd. Beckham, who sat on the bench after the packed stadium welcomed him to The Beatles song "Hey Jude", immediately produced a trademark long pass before joining in with a sterling defensive performance. Although short, the performance of the new star recruit went down well with Parisian supporters: Beckham's celebrity lifestyle epitomises PSG's lavish spending policy as the Qatar-backed club have poured over 200 million euros (175 millionpounds) into transfers in the last two years, in sharp contrast with Marseille's frugal philosophy. Video Source: Reuters