- Slavia Prague – Fire 0-1 (0-0)
Last August, it became clear that Andren Hegerberg, who sat in the stands against Slavia Prague on Thursday night, was lost for the rest of the year with a knee injury.
Four months later, it was Hegerberg Finally he returned to the fire brigade who traveled to the Czech Republic to face Slavia Praha, but when the lineup came together, the 30-year-old was neither in the starting lineup nor on the bench.
Hegerberg was still not ready for the important match.
– Unfortunately, she says to Dagbladet.
– It's been going well so far, but there was a small speed bump which meant I wasn't prepared. My knee wasn't quite ready.
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– How boring is this?
– It is clear that I want to participate and contribute on the field, but now I am very happy for the team. “It's so great that we're ready for the quarter-finals,” she replied.
– When did you know about this explosion?
– Actually, I don't have much information to provide yet. Rehabilitation does not always go smoothly. We hope this won't be a major issue, and we will be conducting ongoing evaluations all the time. Bran Stjerna says the timing was bad regarding this particular match.
Teammate Aurora Mikalsen thinks it's a shame that Hegerberg's return has been postponed, but is looking forward to seeing her back on the field.
– He's completely crazy. She's a classy player, but I think that was the smartest thing this time, considering she had knee problems. We look forward to seeing her on the pitch again when the time comes, but there is no point in pushing her too early, the goalkeeper tells Dagbladet.
18-year-old Brann gem Signe Gaupset tricked the ball into the net from a dead angle past Slavia goalkeeper Praha and set up Brann to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals.
– It is a great pleasure and wonderful to reach the quarter-finals. You don't do it every day, says match winner Gaupset to Dagbladet.
Unsurprisingly, Mikalsen, who made several good saves, was also satisfied after the match.
– It's wild. Pure ecstasy. The progress we've had in the past year has been crazy. It's an adventure, says Mikalsen.
The final group match against St. Pölten at Åsane Arena on Wednesday can be played with lowered shoulders and will be an opportunity for Bergen fans to celebrate the team's performance.
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