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Ballon d’Or winner Hegerberg plays first game in 625 days as Lyon make winning UWCL start

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The competitors file goalscorer ended her lengthy layoff following a succession of debilitating accidents with a late cameo off the bench

Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg performed her first sport in 625 days as Sonia Bompastor’s facet made a successful begin to the brand new UEFA Girls’s Champions League marketing campaign towards Hacken.

Finishes from Melvine Malard and Catarina Macario – the latter’s sixth of the season – plus an personal objective from Stine Larsen, ensured a 3-0 victory on Les Fenottes’s UWCL return.

The 2018 Ballon d’Or Feminin winner and competitors file goalscorer ended her near-two-year horrorshow layoff following a succession of debilitating accidents with a late cameo off the bench.

What occurred?

Named on the bench forward of kick-off, the prospect of a primary match since January 2020 represents the tip of a protracted await Hegerberg following a troublesome interval suffering from health points.

Over 20 months on from an anterior cruciate ligament harm, the previous Norway worldwide – whose haul of 53 finishes is an all-time file within the UWCL – was introduced on within the 79th minute.

The 26-year-old performed out the remainder of the match with out difficulty, as Lyon wrapped up their 3-0 victory towards the Swedish outfit at Bravida Area in Gothenburg.