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Hegerberg set for return after 21 months out injured

Former women’s Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg is set to return following a 21-month injury absence after being named on Monday in Lyon’s squad for this week’s Champions league game at Hacken.

The 26-year-old Norway attacker has been out of action since January 2020 after rupturing a cruciate ligament in her right knee and then suffering a left tibia stress fracture, which was initially undetected.

Hegerberg won the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or award in 2018.

Seven-time European champions Lyon play their opening Group D match in Sweden on Tuesday.

The women’s Champions League has introduced a group stage for the first time this season.

Hegerberg is the all-time record scorer in the competition with 53 goals.

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