South Africa striker Thembi Kgatlana has signed a two-year deal with Atletico Madrid Femenino, leaving Spanish top flight side Eibar after a season.
The Spanish government will pay off the "historic debt" it owes to women's football by designating its top league as professional from next season.
Penalties played a decisive role again as Chelsea drew with Atletico Madrid 1-1 on Wednesday to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals.
Atletico Madrid Femenino midfielder Virginia Torrecilla has had a successful operation to remove a brain tumour which proved to be benign.
The first collective agreement in the history of Spanish women's football has been signed.
Football players in the Spanish women's first division have announced they will go on strike indefinitely because of a deadlock in pay negotiations.
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid saw their 100 percent start to the season was ended in a 6-1 drubbing by rivals Barcelona on Saturday.
England international Toni Duggan has signed for Atletico Madrid after her contract expired with Barcelona.