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PARIS - David Beckham has finally made his much anticipated debut in Paris, almost one month after signing for Paris Saint-Germain. Here's Becks warming up before Sunday's kick-off.

Although he only played for the last 14 minutes of Sunday night's game, Becks was finally given a chance to get his much-advertized bottom off the freezing bench and show he could still be of use.

Here's his looping pass to Jeremy Menez (1'15), who then knocked the ball off Zlatan Ibrahimovic"s knee to score PSG's second goal.

Cuteness ensued:

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