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Bibiana Steinhaus makes history in Bundesliga

Bundesliga.com     11th September, 2017 08:17:57 printer

Bibiana Steinhaus makes history in Bundesliga

Bibiana Steinhaus hardly put a foot wrong in becoming the first female referee in Bundesliga history on Sunday in Hertha Berlin's 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.

 

The Hannover-born policewoman had a firm hand on proceedings throughout, handing out just a single yellow card in the capital.

 

She also distingiushed herself with a fantastic decision to allow an advantage to be played after a foul on the hosts' Vladimir Darida, from which Mathew Leckie opened the scoring.

 

Steinhaus was watched at the Olympiastadion by her partner Howard Webb, himself a former referee who took charge of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final in Johannesburg.

 

Hertha also offered half-price tickets to female fans as a way of celebrating the Bundesliga's commitment to equality in becoming the first major European top-flight league to appoint a female referee.

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