Stephanie Frappart: 1st woman to referee a men's Champions League game

Stephanie Frappart: 1st woman to referee a men's Champions League game

- Stephanie Frappart was the referee in charge of UCL tie between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv

- She became the first female referee to blow whistle in men's UCL game

- Frappart is a 36-year-old Frenchwoman who also refereed 2019 Women's World Cup final

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Stephanie Frappart was the referee in charge of the Champions League game between Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv making her the first woman to blow whistle in men's UCL tie.

The game which was played at the Turin stadium saw the Old Lady scoring three goals against their opponents in which Cristiano Ronaldo was also among the goal scorers.

Super Cup final which was played between two Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea had referee Frappart in the center of the pitch.

Liverpool won the Champions League last two seasons beating Spurs in the final, while Chelsea defeated Arsenal in the Europa League final.

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Last year, Frappart was also the one who officiated the women's World Cup final between Holland and France.

Chiesa scored the first goal for Juventus in 21st minute in this encounter before Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo made it two in the 57th minute for the Old Lady.

Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata netted the third goal for Juventus in the 66th minute as the Pirlo and his wards got incredible victory.

With one game to go in the Champions League group stages, Juventus are currently occupying second position in group G with 12 points after five games played.

Juventus will be travelling to Spain to face Barcelona in their final group game which will be a great battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Stephanie Frappart in action in the Champions League
Stephanie Frappart becomes 1st woman to referee a men's Champions League game. Photo by Sportinfoto
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za had reported how English professional footballer Troy Deeney who plays as a striker for Watford, explained that it would be nice for Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the Premier League and join Wolves.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's future at reigning Italian champions Juventus is unclear with clubs like Paris-Saint-Germain and Inter Milan said to be interested in his signature.

Despite being a 35-year-old player, Cristiano Ronaldo has been impressive this season for Juventus in the Italian Serie A scoring six League goals so far.

During his time in the Premier League between 2003-2009, Cristiano Ronaldo played 196 games scoring 4 goals for Manchester United and won the Champions League at Old Trafford.

Since joining Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo has played 69 games so far netting 60 goals.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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