ROME: David Beckham enjoyed a winning return to the AC Milan side as they outclassed Genoa 5-2 at the San Siro.
Watched by England coach Fabio Capello, Beckham impressed on the right side of a three-man attack in his first game since beginning a second loan spell.
Injuries to Alexandre Pato and Clarence Seedorf meant 34-year-old Beckham played further forward than usual.
After Ronaldinho had an early penalty saved, Genoa went ahead on 25 minutes but Milan were 2-1 up at half-time.
Leonardo’s side ran riot in the second half to keep the gap between them and leaders Inter Milan at eight points.
It could hardly have gone better for Beckham, who is spending a second spell at Milan from LA Galaxy in a bid to prove to Capello that he is worth a place in England’s squad for the World Cup.