David Beckham revels in European return with PSG

Paris St-Germain's David Beckham is relishing being back in the Champions League after playing in the competition for the first time in three years.

The 37-year-old lasted 70 minutes of his side's 2-2 draw with Barcelona in their quarter-final first-leg meeting.

Beckham's key moments in his 106th Champions League game

Lionel Messi and David Beckham
  • 11 mins - Finds Christophe Jallet with a long ball, who in turn sets Lucas Moura free down the right.
  • 12 mins - Beckham's corner is headed into the ground by Alex.
  • 18 mins - Zlatan Ibrahimovic prevails in the discussion over who will take a free-kick 25 yards from goal.
  • 24 mins - Tracks Lionel Messi's into the box successfully
  • 38 mins - Beckham is the last PSG player to touch the ball before Messi's opener
  • 46 mins - Begins the second half with a pair of fine cross-field passes to Jallet and Maxwell.
  • 67 mins - Mis-times a tackle on Alexis Sanchez to go into the book.
  • 69 mins - Leaves the field to applause as Marco Verratti comes on.

In doing so, he became the first Englishman to play for four clubs in the competition.

"I'm enjoying being part of these nights again, they're very special," he told ITV.

The former England captain's last appearance in Europe's elite club competition came while on loan at AC Milan, in a 4-0 defeat to another of his former clubs, Manchester United, in March 2010.

Beckham said he did not feel he had suffered for his time away from the tournament since then.

"I feel pretty much the same as at Milan, it was only three years ago," he added.

"I was obviously very happy to start. The manager has always shown a lot of confidence in me, especially in big moments, and tonight was a big moment for the club and I was happy to start."

After ending a six-year stay with American Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy in December 2012, Beckham joined Paris St-Germain on a five-month deal a month later.

He has since made five appearances in the French League but Beckham would not be drawn on speculation that his form may earn a year-extension for next season.

"Let's wait and see. Let's recover from this game tonight and enjoy the rest of the season," he concluded.

Beckham played in Manchester United's dramatic 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in which late goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer snatched a 2-1 victory.

He also played for Real Madrid in the competition after moving to the Spanish capital in 2003.