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Beckham makes AC Milan debut

David Beckham

The spotlight is on David Beckham as he makes his AC Milan debut in a friendly against German side Hamburg in Dubai

David Beckham

Beckham lines up in the red and black of Milan for the first time and meets the assembled dignitaries before the action gets under way

Cruz and Victoria Beckham

Wife Victoria and son Cruz are in attendance at the Emirates Sevens Stadium to watch Beckham in action for his new side

David Beckham

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, currently on loan from LA Galaxy, is quick to illustrate his range of passing

David Beckham tackles Marcell Jansen

Never shy of a tackle, Beckham puts in a committed performance which bodes well for the former England captain and the Rossoneri

David Beckham

Beckham is substituted at half-time and Milan eventually win 4-3 on penalties after the game ends in a 1-1 draw

Kaka, David Beckham and Paolo Maldini

It's all smiles for Milan and Kaka, Beckham and veteran defender Paolo Maldini celebrate their side's victory

David Beckham is flanked by fans

Earlier in the month, Beckham had jetted into Dubai for his first training session with AC Milan at the end of December.

David Beckham

Just like his first day at school, Beckham sensibly put his name on all his belongings as he met up with his new team-mates

David Beckham

The first lesson for any footballer: always keep your eyes on the ball. The second lesson: cover your arms in tattoos

David Beckham

Some people say juggling a football is easy when you're in acres of space and under no pressure...

David Beckham and Ronaldinho

But do those people have Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho breathing down their neck?

David Beckham

Effervescent in fluorescent: golden oldie Paolo Maldini (far right) and 'Goldenballs' team up against Ronaldinho

David Beckham, Paolo Maldini, Pato and Philippe Senderos

Return to Senderos - Beckham watches fellow AC Milan loanee Philippe in action

David Beckham and fan

"You'll never guess who I saw the other day...." A fan ensures his friends will believe he is Beckham's new best mate.

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