Football Focus: David Beckham (AC Milan), Ricardo Quaresma (Chelsea) & Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

For his sixth successive match, David Beckham was picked in the starting line up for the Rossoneri on Saturday night in their match against basement-club Reggina. And once again, much of Milan’s goal threat came from the right-boot of Goldenballs.

Despite the inclusion of Ronaldinho, Kaka and Pirlo, Beckham once again found himself on free-kick duty, and on the half hour Beckham delivered one of his trademark razor-sharp crosses, which nearly resulted in an own goal as Corradi deflected the ball just past the post for a corner.

Beckham’s brilliantly delivery also created a host of outstanding goal-scoring opportunities in the second half. The pick of the crosses arrived in the 73rd minute but sub Pippo Inzaghi headed a Beckham cross narrowly over the crossbar as Milan searched for a winner.

Highlights of Beckham’s individual performance against Reggina can be seen here.


Happily we can bring you highlights of two other individual performances from the weekend.

On Saturday Felipe Scolari gave new loan signing Ricardo Quaresma his debut against Hull at Stamford Bridge. Highlights of Quaresma’s performance can be seen here.

On Sunday night Lionel Messi started his first match in three games for Barca as they took on Sporting Gijon, with Messi for once not getting on the scoresheet himself. Highlights of Messi’s individual performance against Gijon can be seen here.

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