Monday, 2 August 2010

David Beckham Goals, Passes + Assists 2005/2006

This wasn't one of Beckham's best seasons, but as usual he managed to hit double figures in assists and his set piece ability proved valuable on many occasions for a Real side that was struggling in transition.

He played quite a few games in a central position as Real experimented with various formations, but the highlight of his season arguably came against Zaragoza while playing on the right. Trailing 6-1 from the Copa del Rey semi-final 1st leg, Real needed a miracle to come back but within 15 minutes of the start they were 3 goals up. Beckham contributed an incredible assist for the 3rd goal, delivering a swerving 40 yard cross from deep that evaded everyone except Ronaldo. Real scored another in the 61st minute but couldn't find the crucial 5th goal to level the tie.

For anyone interested, all 4 goals in that incredible match can be seen here.

05/06 season stats: 41 games, 5 goals, 18 assists

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