David Beckham started his first Paris St Germain match in the Coupe de France on Wednesday night, and again the Ligue 1 leaders defeated Marseille 2-0.

Having made his debut in a 15-minute cameo off the bench in Sunday's win over the same opposition, Beckham was handed his first start by coach Carlo Ancelotti in the last-16 tie.

And the Italian was rewarded, Beckham impressing in a deep-lying midfield role as PSG eased through to a quarter-final clash with Evian thanks to two goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Beckham made his first PSG start on Wednesday night

"Beckham played very well, as he usually does," said Ancelotti in L'Equipe.

"His passing was good, as was his positioning, and he complemented (Blaise) Matuidi well in midfield. He showed he can play."
Beckham was pleased to have repaid Ancelotti's faith in him.

"I was just very happy to play tonight and to help set up goals for others," he said.

"I had a slight hand in the second goal on Sunday and again here so I'm happy.

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David Beckham on the receiving end of a Joey Barton tackle

"I came here knowing that I wouldn't be in the team from the word go. We have a good team and I want to add something to it. If that means starting then great, and if it means being on the bench then great."

Beckham is expected to play a part in PSG's Champions League clash with Valencia next week - his first appearance in Europe's premier club competition since leaving Real Madrid in 2007 - and he is excited at the prospect.

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  • Jordan Ayew, David Beckham

    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, right, reacts with Marseille's Jordan Ayew, left, after being fouled during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores the second goal from the penalty spot during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring the second goal from the penalty spot during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Paris Saint Germain's Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, celebrates his second goal during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlo Ancelotti

    Paris Saint Germain's coach Italian Carlo Ancelotti, left, congratulates Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, after he had been substituted during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

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

  • David Beckham, Jeremy Menez, Joey Barton

    Paris Saint-Germain's Jeremy Menez, left, and David Beckham, right, challenge for the ball with Marseille's Joey Barton, centre, during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

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

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Olympique Marseille's Joey Barton (right) in action during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

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

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

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

  • Andre Ayew, David Beckham

    Marseille's Andre Ayew, left, and Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, challenge for the ball during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Olympique Marseille's Andre Ayew during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham is given a yellow card during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Olympique Marseille's Joey Barton during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham

    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, left, and Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, react during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match against Marseille at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham

    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, left, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, are seen at the beginning of the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham

    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, left, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, are seen at the beginning of the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham challenges for the ball during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, reacts during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, left, and Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, celebrates the opening goal during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, reacts during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, reacts during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match against Marseille at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham, adjusts his shorts during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseillle at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Olympique Marseille's Andre Ayew (left) in action during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • David Beckham, Carlo Ancelotti

    Paris Saint Germain's coach Italian Carlo Ancelotti, left, congratulates David Beckham, right, after he was substituted during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match against Marseille at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's Coach Carlo Ancelotti pats David Beckham after being substituted during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Marseille's Joey Barton before the Coupe de France Quarter Final match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • David Beckham, Jordan Ayew, Joey Barton

    Paris Saint-Germain's David Beckham, left, is tackled by Marseille's Jordan Ayew, center, and Joey Barton, right, during the last 16 of a French Cup soccer match, at Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Paris Saint Germain won 2-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

  • Soccer - Coupe de France - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

    Paris Saint Germain's David Beckham and Olympique Marseille's Joey Barton (right) in action during the Coupe de France match at Parc des Princes, Paris, France.

  • Soccer - Ligue One - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

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

  • Soccer - Ligue One - Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Parc des Princes

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