The disastrous economic mismanagement of the previous board is still haunting FC Barcelona, even after it was dissolved more than 2 years ago. The dire economic conditions of the club, coupled with the strict economic regulations prevalent in La Liga, have made it extremely difficult for the club to maintain its status as a leading football club in the world going forward.
As a result, any income coming into the club is a source of joy for both the management and the fans.
One quick, though highly difficult, way for the club to make some extra money is by winning the Spanish Super Cup, whose final is set to be played tonight in Saudi Arabia. FC Barcelona face its traditional rivals, Real Madrid, in the final, which is set to be a tense and exciting encounter.
The team coming out as winners is guaranteed to get €4 million, which is in addition to the €8 million that the club got just for participating in the competition while the runners-up will also pocket €2 million for making it to the final.
However, even in these dire economic circumstances, money will not be the primary concern on their mind going into the match, as the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid goes back centuries and all the players playing on the pitch will be ready to give their all to have their club get the better of their rivals.