PSG held as David Beckham returns to scene of 1998 shame

Both Ibrahimovic and Beckham angrily confronted the referee at the final whistle. "We all make mistakes, even the referee makes mistakes, we are all human," said Ibrahimovic. Beckham had a late chance to win the match for PSG with a free-kick just outside the box but curled his shot, towards the left-hand corner, drifted just past the post.

updated: March 18, 2013 10:04 IST
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Paris: David Beckham returned to the scene of his infamous 1998 World Cup red card horror show on Sunday, but was unable to inspire his Paris Saint-Germain team to victory in a 2-2 draw with Saint-Etienne.

Beckham was sent-off for kicking out at Diego Simeone early in the second half of England's 1998 World Cup last-16 clash against Argentina at Saint-Etienne's Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, a match which the South Americans won on penalties.

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy star became a national scapegoat amongst home fans and media for his sending-off, his act of petulance widely seen as the cause of England's exit.

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