As soon as he arrived at the Parc des Princes, it was clear this wasn't going to be ordinary night. He received a stirring ovation throughout the warm-up before he was officially presented to the fans five minutes before kick-off.

Already adopted by the Rouge et Bleu faithful, the most popular Briton in the world of football crossed paths with Ronaldo, his old teammate at Real Madrid, before heading to the bench. It was from the sidelines that his saw his teammates go in front in the first half. After the break, Carlo Ancelotti sent him to warm-up again and it was long before he entered the fray.

76th minute: a standing ovation as David Beckham entered the field of play, the newest prince in the Parc! As he replaced Javier Pastore, he became the 400th player to ever wear the Rouge et Bleu. Symbolic. And then the eruption when Ibra made the game safe in the final seconds (90+1'), before continuing the festivities in the changing room with his new teammates...

What a night for the capital club's newest recruit: "I'm delighted this evening, especially with the win. We have played better than this, but the most important thing was to get the win. Today was a perfect day! Not just because I became the 400th player in the club's history, but because I play in a very special side. The welcome I received from the fans was incredible and I'd like to thank them for that." The feeling is mutual!

Alors, forcément, ce baptême dans la capitale restera pour l’intéressé comme un très grand souvenir : « Aujourd’hui, c’est la journée parfaite ! Non seulement car je suis le quatre-centième joueur de l’histoire du club, mais aussi car j’évolue au sein d’une équipe très spéciale. L’accueil des supporters a été incroyable, et je tiens à leur dire merci. » On imagine bien évidemment que c’est réciproque…