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Beckham’s feelings

sports Updated: Feb 16, 2010 02:00 IST

Former United idol David Beckham said he had never before had to face the dilemma of separating his work responsibilities from his personal feelings. “I’ve never had to do it before like this but I don’t think it will be a problem.

This is not just about me playing against United, it’s about Milan qualifying for the next round of the Champions League — that’s the most important thing,” he said. Another United old boy, Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, will be hoping to face the Old Trafford team in a later round or even in the final in Madrid on May 22.

Real are looking for a first win over Lyon after losing on the two occasions the clubs have met in France and drawing twice at home, although the Spanish giants are unbeaten away in this season’s Champions League.

This year’s competition has a special edge for nine-times European champions Real as the May final is at their own Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Lyon are back up to fourth after a poor first half of the season in Ligue 1 but coach Claude Puel says they need to do better — especially on Tuesday.