(Reuters) – France’s Stephanie Frappart will develop into the primary feminine official to take cost of a males’s Champions League recreation when Juventus host Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.
Frappart, who turns 37 subsequent month, was the primary feminine referee to officiate in a serious UEFA competitors match when Liverpool performed Chelsea within the Tremendous Cup in Istanbul final yr.
She additionally officiated the 2019 Girls’s World Cup last between the US and Netherlands and have become the primary feminine referee to take cost of a French Ligue 1 match when Amiens performed Strasbourg in April final yr.
She oversaw her first Europa League recreation in October when Leicester Metropolis hosted Zorya Luhansk.
Switzerland’s Nicole Petignat was the primary feminine referee to officiate in UEFA matches when she was put in control of three UEFA Cup qualifying spherical video games between 2004 and 2009.
Juventus, who’ve already certified for the final 16, are second in Group G with 9 factors from 4 video games, eight factors away from Dynamo Kyiv and three behind Barcelona, who face Ferencvaros on Wednesday.
Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Ken Ferris and Christian Radnedge