Frappart becomes first woman to referee Champions League game

The 36-year-old Frenchwoman had previously refereed two Europa League matches and has taken charge of 18 matches in La Liga since making her debut in the French top flight in April last year.

Stephanie Frappart officiated in Juventus' clash with Dynamo Kyiv.   -  Getty Images

Stephanie Frappart became the first female referee to take charge of a Champions League match when she officiated at the Juventus-Dynamo Kyiv tie on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old Frenchwoman had previously refereed two Europa League matches and has taken charge of 18 matches in La Liga since making her debut in the French top flight in April last year.

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She also refereed the Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea last year and the women's World Cup final. 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.