Beckham plays 89 minutes in AC Milan debut

January 11, 2009
ROME -- David Beckham was plesantly surprised by his unexpected start.

Beckham started in his AC Milan debut Sunday, playing 89 minutes in a solid if not outstanding performance in a 2-2 draw against AS Roma.

The star English midfielder was replaced by Mathieu Flamini in the 89th minute with the score tied. He exited mostly to boos from the Roma crowd.

"I felt good in the game, very strong and I enjoyed it," Beckham said. "I enjoyed playing with these players and ...

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