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Beckham stays on bench as Paris SG goes through

  • Reuters, Thursday, March 7, 2013 1:51 AM

Paris Saint-Germain, playing without suspended star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, tied Valencia, 1-1, for a 3-2 aggregate win to advance to the UEFA Champions League semifinals. And David Beckham got confirmation that there would be no favorable treatment at Paris St Germain when he was not used by Coach Carlo Ancelotti.

"I hesitated between Beckham and Gameiro but I preferred [Kevin] Gameiro to add offensive energy and then use (Clement) Chantome as a defensive midfielder,” Ancelotti said.

Ezequiel Lavezzi equalized PSG in the 66th minute -- 11 minutes after Jonas scored for Valencia -- to send PSG to the quarterfinals for the first time in 18 years.

Since joining PSG from the Los Angeles Galaxy, Beckham has made three appearances, starting one game, a 2-0 French Cup win against archrivals Olympique Marseille.

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