Football, fate and his own refusal to take age lying down are carrying David Beckham back to the scene of his greatest triumph as a footballer.
Beckham's hair has changed - repeatedly - since that famous night in the Camp Nou in Barcelona in 1999 when he fired in the corner that won the European Cup for Manchester United.
What hasn't changed is Beckham's desire to influence matches, to stay relevant as a footballer and not simply as a fashion icon. For putting himself in a position to keep on doing that at age 37, for taking such good care of his body and competitor's mind, Beckham deserves nothing but admiration.
But he cannot forever delay the inevitable. His first Champions League game in three years made that painfully clear. Beckham was the weakest link in the Paris Saint-Germain team that did itself proud against Barcelona on Tuesday night in the enthralling first leg of their quarterfinal. The 2-2 draw allows Paris to believe that victory against arguably the best club tea...