Referee Bibiana Steinhaus  talks to Bremen’s Robert Bauer (right) while Florian Kainz  reacts   during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC and Werder Bremen at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Photograph: Carsten Koall/EPA

Bibiana Steinhaus enjoyed a debut free of major incidents as she became the first woman to referee a Bundesliga match in the 1-1 draw between Hertha (...)

 Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus will  become the first woman to referee in one of Europe’s top men’s leagues when she takes charge of the Bundesliga match between Hertha Berlin and Werder Bremen on Sunday. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Bibiana Steinhaus will this weekend become the first woman to referee a Bundesliga match, the German football federation has announced. The 38-year-o(...)

 Bibiana Steinhaus was inspired by her father who was also a football referee. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

The appointment of a woman as a top-flight referee in Germany has been hailed as a breakthrough for equality domestically and a milestone for footbal(...)