Nothing came easy on Wednesday as Lyon battled their way to a 2-0 win over Avaldsnes in the Champions League’s Round of 32. It wasn’t the lopsided result we might have anticipated, but two second half goals mean les Fenottes have one foot in the next round after a frustrating afternoon.
Ada Hegerberg and Amandine Henry will have to settle for just their UEFA Champions League winners’ medals this year. The Lyon duo finished second and third respectively in the voting for UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, while VfL Wolfsburg forward Pernille Harder took home the prize. The award was announced today in Monaco at the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw.