Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Beckham start to PSG in a match Barcelona

Beckham start to PSG in a match Barcelona
Beckham start to PSG in a match Barcelona

David Beckham has been called the Paris Saint-Germain in the starting line-up for their Champions League quarter-final meeting with Barcelona first leg.

The 37-year-old handed a 20-minute cameo for the weekend win over Montpellier in Ligue 1 but replacing Marco Verratti from scratch for French club on Tuesday night.

Carlo Ancelotti has also been handed back to Lucas Moura, and Christophe Jallet Ezequiel Lavezzi, with Clement Chantome, Jeremy Menez and Gregory van der Wiel broken.

Barcelona, meanwhile, has called the changes following a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo last time out, so that no less than seven changes.

Children Martin Montoya and Marc Bartra drop out in defense to allow Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba to return while Cristian Tello handed a place in the attack on David Villa.

Victor Valdes also replace Jose Pinto in goal and Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Song submit their midfield berths for the first choice trio of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets.

PSG: Sirigu, Jallet, Silva, Alex, Maxwell, Matuidi, Beckham, Moura, Pastore, Lavezzi; Ibrahimovic.
Subs: Douchez, Van der Wiel, Sakho, Verratti, Chantome. Menez, Gameiro.

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Sanchez, Messi, Villa.
Subs: Pinto, Montoya, Pedro, Song, Tello, Thiago, Puyol.