Twenty-four days since his signing was announced on transfer deadline day, David Beckham finally took to the Parc des Princes pitch to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut in their Ligue 1 victory against Marseille.

So excited were the French about Beckham's first game in French club football that the host broadcasters set up BeckCam - which would follow the 37-year-old irrespective of where the ball was.

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Beckham started the game on the substitutes' bench

It could easily have backfired. Beckham started on the substitutes' bench and despite taking an early lead via an own goal, PSG were again unconvincing as Marseille went in search of an equaliser, with goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu in excellent form.

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Getting on

Yet Carlo Ancelotti trusted Beckham, who arrived in the 76th minute, to bring calm to proceedings. Accustomed to 15-minute cameos on several occasions during his England career post-2006, while his impact was non-existent on the majority of those occasions he had a key role on Sunday night.

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Demon and angel

An expertly lofted pass allowed Jérémy Ménez to wrestle his way to the byline and pull the ball back for Zlatan Ibrahimović, who pinged the ball in for the clincher. The ever photogenic Beckham was first to congratulate him and PSG went eight points clear ofMarseille.

"It was nice to get out there as it seems like a long time since I signed," Beckham said after the game.

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Beckham congratulates Ibrahimović on the clincher

"The manager just asked me to go on keep the ball and settle things down. Hopefully I did that."

Beckham could now make two appearances in four days for his new club after former Chelsea boss Ancelotti suggested the 37-year-old could face Marseille again in midweek.

The Italian said: "Beckham played because he was in the right physical condition and certain players needed a breather. It could be that David Beckham will play on Wednesday in the Coupe de France."

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG jumps on the goal scorer and team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham warms up during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham sits on the bench during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham waits to come on during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Marseille's Joey Barton (right) during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham celebrates after Zlatan Ibrahimovic (not in picture) scored his sides second goal during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham and Marseille's Joey Barton (right) during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (left) celebrate the second goal during the Ligue One match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham looks on during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham runs during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) runs during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (R) vies with Marseille's French forward Alaixys Romao during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham runs for the ball during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (R) vies with Marseille's French midfielder Andre Pierre Gignac during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham reacts during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) reacts during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham reacts during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham runs during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (R) vies with Marseille's French forward Alaixys Romao during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) vies with Marseille's French forward Alaixys Romao during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (R) enters the field to replace teammate Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham waits to enter on the field during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham (R) of PSG and Joey Barton of Marseille look for the ball during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG thanks the fans after victory in the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG in action during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham waves to the crowd after the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. PSG won 2-0. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (C) waits to enter the pitch during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. PSG won 2-0. AFP PHOTO KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (L), Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Jeremy Menez (C) and Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) congratulate each others after scoring at the end of the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. PSG won 2-0. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG thanks the fans after victory in the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG jumps on the goal scorer and team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG in action during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: David Beckham of PSG in action during the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on February 24, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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    Paris Saint-Germain's British midfielder David Beckham (L), Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Jeremy Menez (C) and Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) congratulate each others after scoring at the end of the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) on February 24, 2013 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. PSG won 2-0. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham's wife Victoria Beckham, attends a League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham warms up prior to their League One soccer match between PSG and Marseille at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, left, runs with the ball during the League One soccer match between PSG and Marseille at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. Beckham made his Paris St Germain debut as Carlo Ancelotti's men took a potentially vital step towards claiming the Ligue 1 title. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, left, reacts after scoring, with Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham, center, andParis Saint Germain's midfielder Clement Chantome, right, during their League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, right, reacts after scoring, with Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham, left, during their League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, left, reacts after scoring, with midfielder David Beckham, center, and midfielder Clement Chantome, right, during their League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, right, reacts after scoring, with Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham, left, and Paris Saint Germain's midfielder Jeremy Menez, center, during their League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Beckham made his Paris St Germain debut as Carlo Ancelotti's men took a potentially vital step towards claiming the Ligue 1 title. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, hidden, reacts after scoring with midfielder David Beckham, center, and Clement Chantome, center front, during their League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham reacts after a goal by forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, unseen, during his League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham reacts after a goal by forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, unseen, during his League One soccer match Paris Saint Germain and Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, right, vies for the ball with Marseille's Andre Pierre Gignac during their League One soccer match at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, left, runs with the ball during their League One soccer match between PSG and Marseille at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

  • Paris Saint Germain's midfielder David Beckham, right, and forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Sweden, celebrate during their League One soccer match against Marseille, at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham waves at the end of their League One soccer match between PSG and Marseille at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham applauds the crowd at the end of their League One soccer match against Marseille at Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. Beckham made his Paris St Germain debut as Carlo Ancelotti's men took a potentially vital step towards claiming the Ligue 1 title. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)