26 Jan 2009

Beckham scores first goal for Milan

5:32 am on 26 January 2009

Football star David Beckham scored his first goal for Italian club AC Milan and the unflappable Kaka netted twice in a 4-1 win at 10-man Bologna.

The on-loan England midfielder finished off a neat move at the far post to make it 4-1 and help to send third-placed Milan within three points of Serie A leaders Juventus and Inter Milan.

Brazilian Kaka, who rejected a world-record move to Manchester City last week, had earlier converted a penalty and fired in from the edge of the box after Milan had gone behind.

Juve beat Fiorentina 1-nil yesterday while Inter host Sampdoria later today without suspended talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

AS Roma continued their charge up the table by beating Napoli 3-nil to join the Naples club in joint fifth having inflicted the home side's first league defeat of the season at the San Paolo.