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David Beckham celebrates his first goal for AC Milan, during a game Sunday. ((Marco Visani/Associated Press))

David Beckham scored in an AC Milan victory on Sunday, his first goal in three Italian league games since going to the club on loan.

Beckham scored the last goal in a 4-1 win over Bologna, finishing a play at the right side of the box started by teammate Clarence Seedorf.

"To score my first goal is great and I will keep this shirt, but the important thing is we won here today," Beckham said. "I think we played well, even when they went down to 10 men, we still played our game."

Kaka, the subject of a massive transfer play recently by Manchester City's owners, led Milan with two goals, with Seedorf also scoring.

Beckham is scheduled to return to the Los Angeles Galaxy and Major League Soccer in March.

Milan is in third place in Serie A, while Bologna is fifth from the bottom.

Fourth-place Genoa needed a goal in the 73rd minute from Alberto Milito to salvage a 1-1 draw with Catania.

AS Roma moved into a tie for fifth with Napoli by defeating them 3-0. Philippe Mexes, Juan, and Mikro Vucinic scored in the big win.

Fabio Simplicio scored twice to keep Palermo among the top eight with a 3-2 victory over Udinese, while Neves Jeda had two goals as Cagliari surprised Lazio 4-1. Cagliari moved to 28 points, three behind Lazio.

Inter Milan defeated Sampdoria 1-0 at home in the afternoon to re-take sole possession of the league lead. Inter began the day tied with Juventus with 43 points.

With files from the Associated Press