The Primera Division has risen to new heights over the past two seasons, capitalising on the growing importance of female football to Europe's top clubs to reach record fan numbers.

However ongoing collective bargaining agreement negotiations between Primera Division players and the Spanish football federation have reached a stalemate, leading a 93% vote in favour of enforcing strike action.

The first casualty of the Primera Division strike is set to be Alex Chidiac and Atletico Madrid's Round of 16 Champions League fixture against Manchester City, originally scheduled for October 30.

“We have spent more than a year negotiating, have had 18 meetings and negotiations have stagnated," Athletic Club footballer and vice president of the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) Women's Committee, Ainhoa Tirapu told The Telegraph.

"We are 100 per cent footballers, at all hours: when we go to sleep early because we train [in the morning], in how we look after ourselves in what we eat to be fit, when we are completely available to promote our clubs.

"It is a difficult day for me, but it looked like negotiations were not going to move along... We are asking for minimum workers rights."