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Champions League: Woman Makes Refereeing History As Juve Beat Dynamo Kiev

French referee Stephanie Frappart offers a yellow card to Dynamo Kiev’s Ukrainian midfielder Nicholas Shaparenko (C) throughout the UEFA Champions League Group G soccer match Juventus vs Dynamo Kiev on December 2, 2020 on the Juventus stadium in Turin.  AFP

 

Stephanie Frappart turned the primary girl to referee a males’s Champions League recreation on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th profession purpose in a 3-0 win for Juventus over Dynamo Kiev.

The 36-year-old Frappart has already made historical past as the primary girl to referee in Ligue 1, and took cost of the 2019 UEFA Super Cup remaining between Liverpool and Chelsea. She additionally made her Europa League debut in October.

“Another barrier has been broken down, we know that she is very good, which is the most important and fundamental thing,” Juventus chief soccer officer Fabio Paratici stated earlier than the sport of Frappart.

The Italian champions have been already by way of to the final 16, together with Group G leaders Barcelona, however can nonetheless pip the Spaniards to the highest spot, sitting three factors behind them forward of their journey to the Camp Nou subsequent Tuesday.

“We’re ready for Barcelona,” stated Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo, whose aspect misplaced 2-0 to Barca in Turin, a recreation Ronaldo missed with coronavirus.

“These are games that change the season in terms of self-esteem and we will go there to win.

“But first there’s the (Turin) derby and we need to focus on the league. Even if we are qualified, it’s important not only for the classification but for our progress.

“But I’m satisfied with the game and the approach of the guys. I’m young and I know I have to improve like my players, but I go on with my work.”

Chiesa breakthrough

Juventus had few issues on the pitch towards the Ukrainians who that they had additionally overwhelmed 2-0 in Kiev on October 20.

Federico Chiesa impressed the victory, scoring the opening purpose on 21 minutes earlier than serving to Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata add two extra within the second half.

Dynamo goalkeeper Georgiy Bushchan saved out a Weston McKennie header on 17 minutes.

But 5 minutes later, ex-Fiorentina midfielder Chiesa acquired his head to an Alex Sandro cross to beat Bushchan for his first purpose since becoming a member of Juventus two months in the past.

Ronaldo hit the woodwork after half an hour, with Buschan additionally denying the Portuguese star early within the second half.

The guests had few probabilities however Wojciech Szczesny did properly to stop Viktor Tsygankov from scoring an equaliser earlier than the break.

Just earlier than the hour mark, Italy’s Chiesa powered down the right-wing earlier than sending in a low cross for Morata which Bushchan pushed into the trail of Ronaldo to faucet in from shut vary.

The 35-year-old prolonged his Champions League document to 132 targets within the competitors and introduced his tally for membership and nation to 750 targets.

Chiesa was once more concerned within the third purpose with 25 minutes remaining, choosing out the run of Morata, who took three touches earlier than firing in his sixth Champions League purpose of the season, having additionally scored a brace in Ukraine.

AFP

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