Real Madrid will finally take the step in generating a women's football section withing the structure of the club. The news was broken last night on the El Partidazo de Cope radio show. The initial plan is to work with junior level teams and at present there are no plans for the club to develop a professional side that would ultimately compete in the Liga Iberdrola (the Spanish women's top flight category).
At present seven LaLiga Santander and two LaLiga 1|2|3 outfits have teams that play in the 16 team Liga Iberdrola, Governing body LaLiga have been active in pushing the women's game and this season key matches have been played in larger stadia such as Mestalla or the Vicente Calderón which hosted last Sunday's Atlético-Athletic match which attracted a crowd of more than 10.000.
The women's game in Spain received a further boost last night as FC Barcelona Femeni became the first Spanish side to make the last four of the Women's UEFA Champions League seeing off Swedish opponents Rosengard (3-0 on agg.) and will now face PSG in the semi final.
Follow the coverage match of the week 29 of the Liga Santander between: Real Madrid-Alavés