PARIS - David Beckham enjoyed a memorable Paris Saint-Germain debut on Sunday when he came off the bench to help set up the second goal in the Ligue 1 leaders' 2-0 win over bitter rivals Marseille.
The win kept Carlo Ancelotti's side three points clear of Lyon who defeated Lorient 3-1 earlier in the day.
Former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star Beckham came on in the 76th minute on a freezing, snowy night in Paris to a rousing reception.
After an assured first touch and two more clean passes, a stray ball down the wing was met by derision from the Marseille fans who were pushing their team forward in search of a late equaliser.
But in a Hollywood ending to his debut, Beckham made sure the headlines will again feature his name by playing a crucial role in the second PSG goal.
The 37-year-old Englishman, who is the oldest player in the French league, played a neat one-two with Jeremy Menez who then crossed the ball which bounced in off the leg of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Swede's league-leading 22nd goal of the season.