Yesterday, Ann Katrin Berger was the heroine of the Champions League quarter-final between Chelsea FC and Olympique Lyonnais. The Blues keeper saved two penalties to send the Londoners through to the next round.
The fact that the German keeper was on the pitch is all the more remarkable.
Because doctors first diagnosed thyroid cancer in 2017, which Berger was fortunately able to fight off successfully at first. During the European Championships in the summer of 2022, Berger’s worst fears were confirmed. The cancer was back. She underwent radioactive iodine therapy.
“The effect of the pill is of course a long process,” she told SWR in January 2023. The treatment is “a long process over several years, in which something always happens, of course , but it can also heal, » says Berger. . For the moment, she has nothing to complain about. Two studies came back well rated, which is why she is less worried at the moment.
Last year Chelsea’s Ann-Katrin Berger beat thyroid cancer for the second time 💪
Last night she sent Chelsea into the #UWCL semi-finals after saving two penalties against the defending champions 👏🤩 pic.twitter.com/zcS1NcBj8K
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 31, 2023
“I no longer have any symptoms from last year’s disease, nor any deficit,” Berger explains. At the moment, she is completely focused on (Site notre bureau spécialisé).
If the performance continues like yesterday, it is quite possible that Berger will be called up to the DFB squad for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand at the end of July.