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The first match refereed by a woman in Bundesliga!

3 months ago

Referee Bibiana Steinhaus made history today by becoming the first female to take charge of a top fight league game in of Europe’s elite leagues.

Steinhaus was took the whistle for the 1-1 draw at the Olympic stadium between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen.

The 38-year-old referee made the step up after six years in Bundesliga 2 and her top-flight debut went without incident or controversy.

In fact she only needed  to book one player – Hertha Berlin midfielder Per Skjelbred was shown a yellow card for a rash challenge on 36 minutes.

Matthew Leckie netted the opener for Hertha, but Thomas Delaney equalised for Werder in the second half.

In August, the police officer was in control of Bayern Munich’s first-round German Cup win against Chemnitzer.

She also refereed the Women’s Champions League final earlier this year and took charge of matches at Euro 2017.

Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery took to Social Media to congratulate Steinhaus on her debut.
SOURCE
The Sun
TAGS: Bibiana Steinhaus Germany Hertha BSC Werder Brema
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