Stephanie Frappart to become the first female referee to officiate a men’s Champions League game when she takes charge of Juventus v Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday night
- Stephanie Frappart has officiated men’s games before, like the 2019 Super Cup
- But Frappart’s role on Wednesday is a first for a Champions League encounter
- Italian giants Juventus have already qualified for the last-16 of the tournament
Frappart, who turns 37 next month, was the first female referee to officiate in a major UEFA competition match when Liverpool played Chelsea in the Super Cup in Istanbul last year.
She also officiated the 2019 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Netherlands and became the first female referee to take charge of a French Ligue 1 match when Amiens played Strasbourg in April last year.
Stephanie Frappart of France will take charge of Juvenuts v Dinamo Kiev on Wednesday night
Frappart officiated the 2019 Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea back in 2019
She oversaw her first Europa League game in October when Leicester City hosted Zorya Luhansk.
Switzerland’s Nicole Petignat was the first female referee to officiate in UEFA matches when she was put in charge of three UEFA Cup qualifying round games between 2004 and 2009.
Juventus, who have already qualified for the last 16, are second in Group G with nine points from four games, eight points clear of Dynamo Kiev and three behind Barcelona, who face Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus side have already reached the Champions League last-16