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David Beckham scores directly from a corner kick in CONCACAF Champions League

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

David Beckham was credited with scoring an Olimpico goal in the L.A. Galaxy's 5-2 CONCACAF Champions League win against Salvadorian club Isidro Metapan. The goal came just before halftime and ended up being the 1,000th goal in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Though Beckham's corner looked like it was curling towards the far side netting, goalkeeper Fidel Mondragon ensured it went in by blocking the ball into the near side netting over the head of a teammate. Beckham was credited with the goal to give L.A. a 3-1 lead going into halftime, capping off a great first half for him in which he also set up Robbie Keane for L.A.'s second goal.

This isn't the first time Beckham has scored an Olimpico goal. He also did it against Chicago last year, but before that he says he has only scored from a corner kick when he played for Preston North End in 1995.

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