German female ref happy after historic show
German Bundesliga By: Ayodeji Tunde | 10/09/2017
Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus is quite as he made history on Sunday as the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league by taking charge of Hertha Berlin's 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.Steinhaus became the first woman to referee a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she oversaw the Bundesliga encounter in Berlin.Steinhaus, 38, had built up a wealth of experience by refereeing 80 second-division games since 2007 and was the fourth official on several occasions in the Bundesliga, but this was her refereeing debut in the top flight."I'll be delighted when normality returns as of tomorrow," said Steinhaus after a busy week amidst intense media attention.
"The crucial thing for us is not to be the focus after 90 minutes, which is what we achieved and we're happy" she added, speaking on behalf of her refereeing team.