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Meet the first female referee in men's Champions League

By Rediff Sports
December 03, 2020 10:53 IST
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Stephanie Frappart

IMAGE: Match referee Stephanie Frappart during the UEFA Champions League Group G stage match. Photograph: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Stephanie Frappart made history by becoming the first female to referee to take charge of a men's Champions League match.

 

Frappart got her name written in the history books after she officiated Juventus' clash against Dynamo Kyiv.

"On Wednesday night, Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a men's #UCL match, when she took charge of Juventus vs Dynamo Kyiv. Congratulations, Stephanie!" UEFA tweeted.

Stephanie Frappart

IMAGE: Referee Stephanie Frappart and Juventus' Federico Bernardeschi at the end of the match. Photograph: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

"You just love to see it. Stephanie Frappart becomes the first woman to referee a men's @ChampionsLeague match. Way to blaze a trail, Stephanie," FIFA Women's World Cup tweeted.

Frappart, who made her Ligue 1 debut in April last year, booked three players and ignored one penalty shout from the Ukrainians in the first half when Benjamin Verbic went down under a challenge from Leonardo Bonucci.

Juventus secured a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv in the match. Also, Cristiano Ronaldo reached a new milestone during the clash as he netted his 750th career goal.

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