David Beckham scores free-kick like David Beckham | inside World Soccer

In front of a record crowd at Montreal, Canada, David Beckham showed that his reputation as one of the world's great dead ball kickers is justified.

Los Angeles Galaxy player David Beckham scores from a free-kick against Montreal Impact
Los Angeles Galaxy player David Beckham scores from a free-kick against Montreal Impact

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Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy played out a 1-1 draw against the expansion Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer on Saturday in front of 60,860 fans - the largest crowd for a professional soccer game in Canada.

Montreal got off to an early lead with a goal from Davy Arnaud after just eight minutes into match at Olympic Stadium.

The game remained relatively quiet until early in the second half when Beckham drew the Galaxy level with one of his patented free kicks.

Montreal defender Nelson Rivas took what appeared to be an unnecessary foul against Landon Donovan just outside the box.

From the free-kick, Beckham launched one of his trademark set pieces past former Galaxy team-mate Donovan Ricketts and into the top corner for his second goal of the season.

"Donovan is such a talented goalkeeper," Beckham said. "With the free kick, I knew I had to put it pretty precise to beat him."



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