Update – Real Madrid have indicated they will investigate whether David Beckham’s yellow card can be appealed. In the same report from The BBC Capello pays David Beckham a great compliment, saying -
His absence would be a very big loss. Now he is in very good form and against Athletic he had a great game.
‘Beckham led the battle’ was the conclusion of AS.com this morning. The post match analysis praised Beckham’s contribution complimenting his touch, his passing, his assist for the first goal and his ability to organise the team, setting the pace and plan. Story here. Elias Israel in his post-match player assessments on Yahoo sport said David Beckham was not phased by the hostile atmosphere and was the key factor in the victory. It is always good to see David Beckham getting the recognition he deserves. Source.
Here’s first half high-lights of David Beckham’s great game against Athletic, I’ll add the second half tomorrow. Commentary is in english.
In other news -
* Becks future team the LA Galaxy had their first win of the MLS season beating Chivas USA 3-1 on the weekend, details here.
* There is an interview with Sven Goran Erikkson in The Sun in which he defends David Beckham saying “he did a very good job as captain”.