Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus train for Champions League clash that will have first-ever female referee – in pictures

Stephanie Frappart regarded as the top referee in women’s football and will take charge of match between the Italians and Dynamo Kiev in Turin

Uefa have appointed Stephanie Frappart as the first female referee for a men’s Champions League game.

The French official will take charge when Juventus host Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.

Frappart is regarded as the top referee in women’s football and was picked by Fifa for the 2019 Women’s World Cup final in her home country.

Frappart is also the first woman to referee a game in the French men’s top-tier league. She handled her first men’s game for Uefa at the 2019 Super Cup, between Liverpool and Chelsea, and was picked for her first Europa League game in October.

On the pitch, there will be some anxiety in the Juventus camp. The Serie A giants, second in the group, are already through to the last 16 along with leaders Barcelona with two games to play.

However, Andrea Pirlo's team will be hoping for a good performance to shake off recent criticism. Cristiano Ronaldo was rested in the Serie A on Saturday but, even without the star player, Juventus should have beaten newly promoted Benevento. Instead, they were held to a draw.

"Every team is addicted to Ronaldo, even at Real Madrid he scored a lot," said manager Pirlo, describing the Portuguese star as "a catalyst".

"He is an important player and it's normal that he makes you win games, but even without Ronaldo we have to be good at winning games."