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.