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By Chineze Ogugua

Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman to referee a Bundesliga match in the 1-1 draw between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Steinhaus who is also a 38-year-old police officer, has been a German FA referee since 1999 and has taken charge of 80 second division matches since 2007.

In 2015, Fortuna Duesseldorf player Kerem Demirbay was banned for five weeks for making a sexist remark after he was sent off in a second division game by Steinhaus, who mentioned the remark in her match report.

The match produced just one yellow card and no sending-off or controversial penalty incidents.

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