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Beckham hungry for more after return to big time

Published on Feb 28, 2013 8:54 AM
Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham reacts during their French Cup soccer match against Olympique Marseille at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris February 27, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS  

PARIS (AFP) - David Beckham is looking forward to renewing acquaintances with the Champions League after an impressive full debut for Paris Saint-Germain in the biggest fixture in French football on Wednesday night.

After a 15-minute cameo appearance from the bench as PSG beat bitter rivals Marseille 2-0 in the league on Sunday, the veteran Englishman was handed his first start for his new club as the two clubs met again in the last 16 of the French Cup.

He lasted for fully 85 minutes before being taken off to a deafening ovation from a full house at the Parc des Princes as the capital club once again won 2-0.

"I felt good," he said after the game, won by the home side thanks to a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "I've been working hard over the last month to get fit but it helps to have players around you like those here."

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